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Anfield side hope to land Lyon forward.
Bafetimbi Gomis ‘holds talks with Liverpool over January transfer’
Liverpool have opened talks with Lyon over a deal for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports in France.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is targeting at least one new striker when the transfer window opens in January, with Luis Suarez being the club’s only option up front at present.
One of the watching sides was Liverpool, who have now made an approach to Lyon to try and negotiate a deal, according to French magazine Le 10 Sport.
The publication claims Liverpool representatives have offered around £8million for the striker, who has 10 caps for France and has previously been linked with Real Madrid.
Brendan Rodgers needs fresh attacking options and interest in Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis is not surprising given that Lyon have severe financial problems.
The Stade Gerland side made a decent sum from the sales of Hugo Lloris, Aly Cissokho and Kim Källström to Tottenham, Valencia and Spartak Moscow respectively but the Ligue 1 side still need to sell according to this source.
27 year old French international Gomis has been in fine form this season, culminating in a hat-trick away at Marseille that helped take Lyon to the top of the table.
The former Saint-Etienne man has scored 13 goals in 19 matches thus far this term and managed a solid 15 and 14 goals in his first two seasons at Lyon but last season upped his game to produce a career best of 25 goals across all campaigns.
Currently Liverpool must rely solely on Luis Suarez as arguably the Anfield side’s only effective attacking weapon.
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