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Report: West Ham, Stoke City, Sunderland in race for Wilfried Bony

The out-of-plans City striker is wanted by three important Premier League teams

Bayern Muenchen v Manchester City F.C.  - Friendly Match Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images

Wilfried Bony is clearly out of Pep Guardiola's plans for Manchester City, but important Premier League teams are still fans of his talents.

According to reports in England, City have received offers from West Ham United, Stoke City and Sunderland in the last few hours. All teams have approached City with a loan offer, and the Blues are listening and ready to let Bony go.

As of right now, Stoke appear to be ahead of the pack after West Ham signed Simone Zaza from Juventus and didn't look that interested in Bony anymore. But Slaven Bilic still wants another striker, and Bony is an option for him. David Moyes is looking for a backup to Jermain Defoe at Sunderland, and is also pushing for Bony to join the Black Cats.

Stoke appear to be the best option for the player, however. Mark Hughes doesn't have an undisputed starter yet, and between Peter Crouch and Mame Biram Diouf, Hughes cannot say he has great quality in the striker position. Bony is a proven Premier League goalscorer from his Swansea days, and despite his bad form at City, he could enjoy a revival of his career at a new club with plenty of minutes and trust from the manager.

City are asking for a £2 million loan fee from all three sides, and a deal with any of them should be announced on Wednesday.