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Liverpool On Alert as Prolific French International Set to Decide Future

by The Newshound

Gomis Liverpool Sale

Anfield target could be on the move.

Bafetimbi Gomis has admitted there is set to be a firm decision on his future in January as he will either leave Lyon or sign a new deal with the French club.

Reports have suggested that Gomis is attracting interest from England, with Chelsea in pole position and said to be already in talks with Lyon.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move for the striker as Brendan Rodgers seeks some attacking support for Luis Suarez.

Gomis believes there will be developments early in 2013, indicating that he could be moved on if he does not pen a new deal.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Lyon owner Aulas has previously stated his intention to sell three top players over the course of the next two transfer windows and this had led to a great deal of speculation as to the future’s of the high-profile stars. Lyon are in a financially precarious state and despite selling Hugo Lloris, Aly Cissokho and Kim Källström to Tottenham, Valencia and Spartak Moscow respectively over the summer.

Liverpool’s need for striking reinforcements is visible for all to see, even prior to Fabio Borini being sidelined with a broken foot it was all to evident that the Merseyside club did not have enough in the way of firepower and it’s a situation Rodgers wanted to avoid but was left shocked by his side’s inability to bring in a deadline day addition to boost numbers.

The Anfield boss will look to his board to sanction a bid that he hopes will tempt Lyon into selling in order to help balance the books.

27 year old powerful forward Gomis impressed many during his time at Saint-Etienne, with the French international scoring 45 goals in his last three seasons at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, earning him a £11m move to Lyon.

Bafetimbi Gomis scored a solid 15 and 14 goals in his first two seasons at Lyon but last term upped his game to produce a career best of 25 goals across all campaigns.

Gomis has scored 13 goals in 19 games thus far this season and could feel that January is the opportune time to consider a move away from the French top tier and a Liverpool switch could tempt the in-form marksman.

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