Tottenham turn to France international in hunt for new forward

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Andre Villas-Boas is weighing up a last-minute move for Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Daily Mail.

The Tottenham manager is short of options up front - with Emmanuel Adebayor at the Africa Cup of Nations and Jermain Defoe currently sidelined with a hip injury.

And the report claims Villas-Boas, who has been linked with moves for Internacional forward Leandro Damiao, Sevilla's Alvaro Negredo and Celtic's Gary Hooper, could turn to France international Gomis to solve the club's striker crisis.

The 27-year-old has been in great form for Lyon, bagging 12 goals in 23 games for the Ligue 1 side. 

Gomis has 10 caps for France, and the powerful striker has been instrumental as Lyon have mounted an unlikely title challenge.

The French club are level on points with Paris St Germain, but sit second by virtue of their inferior goal difference.

Their lofty position could pose a problem for Tottenham, as Lyon are likely to be unwilling to sell their top scorer mid-way through the season, especially as they are so well-placed.

Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored more goals than Gomis in Ligue 1 this season.

But the report claims the Lyon frontman could be available for as little as £8m. The club's financial problems are well documented in France, and the Daily Mail suggests it could force Lyon's hand should Spurs submit a significant bid.

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