Crystal Palace planning shock move for Swansea forward

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Just five months along the line from Bafetimbi Gomis joining Swansea City, he is already being tipped for a move away from the Liberty Stadium as Crystal Palace are in the running to land the forward.

The 29-year-old left an extremely successful five year stint with Lyon in the summer so as to live his dream of playing Premier League football and attracting English clubs seems to be bucking the trend for the striker lately with Palace in the desperate hunt for a goalscorer.


The Eagles have severely struggled in the goals department this season with only 19 goals and that could be put down to their strikers (Frazier Campbell, Dwight Gayle and Marouane Chamakh) scoring only six goals between themselves all season.

So it would make sense for the Eagles to be knocking around the striker department store in the transfer shopping centre in January with such a hunger to hit the back of the net on a more regular basis.


Wilfried Bony is heading out to the African Cup of Nations in January so selling Gomis would seem to be an alien idea, but the loan arrival of Nelson Oliveira on Tuesday afternoon from Benfica could clear the path for an early departure.

With that in mind, the former Queens Park Rangers boss is rapidly on the heels of the Frenchman who is expected to cost a reasonable £6 million.

Whilst the 29-year-old is attracting interest from all areas in the Premier League, it seems that Crystal Palace are in the hotseat to land the goal machine in the hope that their relegation threatened season can be rescued.

Possible deal

Although Garry Monk admitted the talents of Gomis, the former Swans defender did not specifically rule out a move as he explained to the Daily Mail: "I've really enjoyed working with Bafe [Gomis]."

"He's a great professional, a good guy and a top, top, player," the Swansea boss said. "Obviously trying to give him game time has been difficult this season with Wilfried Bony doing so well in that lone striker role."


"It can be frustrating for players, but Bafe's been brilliant. He' not shown that at all in training and he's worked extremely hard."

"I'll be looking to play Bafe very much in this coming period and for him to be wearing that shirt, then it's his to lose." 

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