Report: Swansea offered £6 million for Bafetimbi Gomis by Al-Ahli

Bafetimbi Gomis v Brest

The France international ended the season as first choice striker for the Swans, but is the subject of a big money bid from the Middle East.

Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis is being chased by United Arab Emirates side Al Ahli according to a report in the Mirror, with the wealthy Dubai based outfit looking to offer the Swans £6 million for the former Lyon striker.

The Frenchman only managed to secure a regular role at the Liberty Stadium once Wilfried Bony was sold in the January transfer window, but despite his early struggles to make it onto the pitch, Gomis proved himself a hugely capable goal threat in the Premier League by the end of the season, scoring five goals in his final seven games, including a famous winner in the Swans' victory at the Emirates.

Gomis, who ended the season with 10 goals in 37 appearances, has already been linked with a transfer away from South Wales on more than one occasion during his year at the club, with the 29-year-old seeing January interest from Premier League rivals Crystal Palace turned down by Garry Monk and co. according to the Mail. Palace were prepared to make a then-record bid for the France international, and it looks like Swansea will have to be ready to bat away another, possibly even more ambitious interest in the attacker before the start of the new season, say the Mirror.

With Michu also set to be departing the Swans, Monk may not be so keen to let Gomis go unless a huge bid comes in. The club have signed Eder from Braga to boost their options up top this summer, but will be conscious that the Portuguese international is unproven in a division as competitive as the Premier League.

However, considering they signed Gomis on a free transfer last summer, as well as their recent transfer success stories, Swansea may consider a big money sale, with the intention then to pump that money straight back into the squad.

*Article edited due to inaccuracies*

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