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Chelsea Open Talks With Liverpool Target
Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea and Liverpool are linked with Bafetimbi Gomis.
Chelsea have opened talks over the potential signing of Liverpool target Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Daily Mail.
Gomis has been in impressive form this season, scoring 10 goals in just 14 games so far this campaign to help fire Lyon joint top of the table in Ligue 1.
The Mirror claim that scouts from Chelsea and Liverpool were in the stands to watch the France international in action against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday night and are set to ‘fight it out’ for his signature when the transfer window re-opens next month.
The report also suggests that Chelsea have stolen a march on their Premier League rivals by opening talks with Lyon over the 27-year-old striker, with the French outfit understood to be in financial trouble – so much so that they were forced to sell France No.1 Hugo Lloris to Tottenham in the summer.
The European champions are understood to be keen on signing another striker next month as they only really have Fernando Torres to rely upon up front, with the Mirror claiming that Daniel Sturridge will leave Stamford Bridge during the transfer window with Liverpool said to be his most likely destination. But if the Reds fail to lure the England forward to Anfield, it’s suggested they may step up their interest in Gomis.
The Lyon striker is a powerful front man who should have no problems in coping with the physical aspect of Premiership football, should he make a move to these shores. His career strike-rate is around 1 goal every 3 games, so while he knows where the goal is, he’s certainly not a free-scoring goal-machine just yet.
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