Chelsea & Liverpool in transfer tussle over French international striker

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Chelsea and Liverpool striker target Bafetimbi Gomis believes a firm decision on his future is just around the corner – with both clubs ready to fight for his signature.

The Lyon star has been linked with a move away from Ligue 1 in the January transfer window, and Canal Plus reports that the Blues and Reds both sent scouts to watch the talented 27-year-old in action against Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend.

And, whilst the 10-cap French international admits he could sign a new contract at the Stade de Gerland, he knows that a move would be on the cards if an offer isn’t forthcoming.

"I have heard it, the president said I will get transferred or will renew my contract before the end of the January transfer window," said Gomis, according to SkySports.

Chelsea are in the market for a striker, according to The Daily Mail, with Rafael Benitez looking to strengthen in the position in the New Year.

The goalscoring burden currently falls on Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge, with a lack of options increasing the pressure on the Spaniard in west London.

Gomis, who has scored 10 goals in 17 games this season, would certainly add an extra dimension to the Chelsea attack, and push Daniel Sturridge further down the pecking order.

Liverpool also lack options in attack, with Luis Suarez the only senior striker currently available to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Ironically, the Reds have been linked with a move for Sturridge in recent weeks, but if they fail to land the England striker, then Gomis is another name on the radar, according to The Daily Mail.

Were he to move to Anfield, Gomis would be the only Frenchman in the current Liverpool squad.

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