The Partenopei had tried in recent days to land the Ivorian forward.
Stoke City are preparing to welcome in on loan Wilfried Bony from Manchester City on loan.
Bony tweeted on his official account: “It’s a new day and I look forward to a new challenge”
— Wilfried Bony (@wilfriedbony) August 31, 2016
The striker had been signed from Swansea in January for over €30 million. However, Guardiola had deemed him surplus to requirements and now he is out on loan for the season.