Crystal Palace plot record bid for striker Bafetimbi Gomis - Report

Bafetimbi Gomis v Brest

Crystal Palace are linked with a move for Bafetimbi Gomis, who Alan Pardew tried to sign for Newcastle.

Crystal Palace are plotting an ambitious bid for Bafetimbi Gomis, which may be doomed to failure.

The Sun report Gomis is being considered for a £9.25 million bid, even though Swansea City do not want to lose him.

Alan Pardew is a firm admirer of Gomis, having attempted to sign him on a free transfer for Newcastle United last summer.

He was beaten by Swansea, but the former Lyon forward has struggled to make an impact, sitting behind Wilfried Bony in attack.

With Bony now looking set for a move to Manchester City, Gomis is of even more importance to Swansea, and Palace appear to know if judging by their bid.

The sum would be a club record offer for Palace, but for the Swans to allow two strikers to leave this month is questionable business from a practical view.

Financially, cashing in almost £10 million on a striker they signed for free who has only scored four goals in 20 games is astute business.

With Bony's sale coming in at £30 million, Swansea would be left with nearly £40 million to spend on strengthening the team and buying replacements.

All recent reports however have indicated Swansea boss Garry Monk feels Gomis has a valuable role to play this season, and the Bony cash is likely to be enough to allow them to make the additions they wish to.

Palace may be unsuccessful in this effort, but fans should be positive about the money available to spend, although perhaps questioning why similar amounts were not made available to Tony Pulis in the summer.

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