Swansea City’s hopes of bringing Bafetimbi Gomis to the Liberty Stadium have been renewed after reports emerged claiming the striker is ready to reject an approach from Shakhtar Donetsk.
According to Wales Online, Gomis is not keen on a move to the Ukraine and will therefore reject Shakhtar’s contract offer.
A price of £8m is expected to be enough to prise the French international away from his current club, Olympique Lyonnais, and he is thought to be top of Michael Laudrup’s summer wish-list.
And the signing of Gomis is said to be a sweetener in encouraging the sought-after boss to stay in Wales, after his future at the club has been rumoured to be in doubt.
If Swansea were able to pull off the signing of the powerful forward it would be an indication of how far they have come as a club in recent times and considered a major coup.
Gomis started his career at St. Etienne, but his pace and power saw him gain a move to French giants Lyon, where he has continued to impress, scoring 50 goals in 142 games.
He has also earned ten caps for France and notched three times for the national side.
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