Over in France it is reported that Newcastle United have made an approach for Bafetimbi Gomis.
It was widely expected that Wilfried Bony’s departure to Manchester City would satisfy Gomis’ desire to play more matches.
However, French website Footmercarto say they have spoken to people in the striker’s entourage and they say he is still intent on leaving, due to his belief that Swansea boss Garry Monk broke a promise when he signed, assuring him he would get an equal chance to compete with Bony from the start of the season.
However, Bafetimbi Gomis has only had five Premier League starts so far and that includes Saturday’s draw with West Ham, where Bony wasn’t involved.
As well as Newcastle, Footmercato say that Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Arsenal and our old friend Alan Pardew at Palace, have also made enquiries about the forward.
Gomis wants to go somewhere where he will be number one, though his representatives say that they expect a final decision on whether he will leave in the next few days, something that could well depend of whether Swansea can bring somebody else in.
Raising of course the possibility of some kind of deal with reports at the weekend that Swansea had expressed an interest in Papiss Cisse.
Bafetimbi Gomis’ representative as quoted by Footmercato;
“The transfer window lasts until February 2 and for now, Bafé remains calm and stays focused on the field and his club Swansea.
“His position has not changed, he still wants to leave. Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund asked for information several days days ago, as have Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Arsenal – but these are only initial approaches, there is nothing concrete.”
Firm decision in coming days;
“Bafé is not a silver story and what he wants is to find a club that will allow him to find playing to find continuity in his performances and regain the level that was his in the last few seasons at OL (Lyon).
“That is why we plan to meet with the management of the club in the coming days to make a firm decision on the case.”