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, Bafetimbi Gomis admits he may leave Lyon in January.
Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed he will either sign a new deal with Lyon or be sold in January amid reported interest from Chelsea and Liverpool, according to Sky Sports News.
Gomis has been in fine form this season, scoring 10 goals in 14 games so far this term to help fire Lyon joint top of the Ligue 1 table.
Sky Sports report that the 27-year-old striker has attracted interest from the Premier League with Chelsea understood to be in pole position after apparently opening early talks with the French outfit over his availability. The report also claims that Liverpool are interested in Gomis with Brendan Rodgers looking to buy a new striker in January to ease the goal-scoring burden on Luis Suarez at Anfield.
The France international has now revealed that his future is set to be decided next month, with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said to be ready to either offer him a new contract or sell him before the end of the January transfer window. When asked about reports linking him with a move, Gomis is quoted as saying by Sky Sports:
”I have heard it, the president said I will get transferred or will renew my contract before the end of the January transfer window.”
The Lyon striker is a powerful forward who should have no problem in coping with the physical aspect of the Premier League, should he make a move to England.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has hit a purple patch in terms of goal-scoring, with 5 goals in his last four games in all competitions, but the Blues have very little competition for the Spaniard so a new striker would be a sensible purchase next month.
Likewise, Liverpool are desperately short of options up top so Brendan Rodgers would do well to bring in another striker when the window re-opens. But will either club end up with Gomis? We’ll have to wait and see….
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