Transfer news: French striker Bafetimbi Gomis flying to Swansea for talks
Last Updated: 27/06/14 12:14pm
Sky sources understand French striker Bafetimbi Gomis is flying to Swansea on Monday to hold talks over a potential move to the Liberty Stadium.
The 28-year-old is expected to meet with Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins and the club’s manager Garry Monk to thrash out terms over a free transfer.
Gomis is one of the most sought after free agents in Europe, following the expiry of his contract with Ligue 1 side Lyon.
The France international scored 22 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions for Lyon last season and had been linked with a move to Premier League sides Newcastle, Sunderland and West Ham.
Gomis is not part of Didier Deschamps’ France World Cup squad but has made 12 appearances for Les Bleus, scoring three times.
Swansea are thought to have bid for Gomis last summer, before they signed Wilfried Bony. The move for Gomis will inevitably put a question mark over Bony’s future with the club.
The 25-year-old’s agent recently said Bony will remain with Swansea unless the opportunity arises for him to move to a top six side in England, Germany, France or Spain.
Bony became Swansea’s club-record signing when he made a £13million move from Vitesse Arnhem and is currently on international duty at the World Cup with Ivory Coast.
Swansea also have Spanish forward Michu on their books, although the former Rayo Vallecano man has been linked with West Ham, Stoke and Napoli.
Michu scored 22 goals in his first season with Swansea but only found the back of the net on six occasions last term.