Championship winners Cardiff City will launch an ambitious challenge to Arsenal and Tottenham for France and Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Daily Mail.

The £15m-rated forward has been linked with a whole host of top Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.

But Cardiff, who will reportedly make up to £30m available to Malky Mackay, will look to pull off the shock coup this summer.

The Welsh club released Heidar Helguson and Stephen McPhail earlier this week, and are expected to be aggressive in the transfer market as they look to build a squad capable of at least Premier League survival.

Gomis has hit 18 goals for Lyon this season, and has 42 in 90 starts for the French club.

The France international has 10 caps for his country, and the powerful striker has been scouted extensively by several interested Premier League clubs.

Spurs and Arsenal were strongly linked, while Chelsea and Liverpool have been mentioned as possible suitors within the last 12 months.

But Cardiff, whose promotion push was spearheaded by Frazier Campbell, Rudy Gestede and Craig Bellamy as well as Helguson, could look to beat their soon-to-be Premier League rivals to the punch.

The report also claims they are looking at former-Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou, who moved to Ligue 1 side Lille from Stamford Bridge last summer.

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