Report: Aston Villa, Tottenham pursue in-form Bafetimbi Gomis, bargain fee possible

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Aston Villa and Tottenham are reportedly looking at Swansea City star Bafetimbi Gomis.

According to The Sun, Aston Villa and Tottenham are both casting admiring glances towards Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Gomis, 30, joined the Swans from Lyon last summer, penning a free transfer move to the Liberty Stadium - but he largely played second fiddle to Wilfried Bony before the Ivorian's move to Manchester City in January.

Now clearly the main man under Garry Monk, the Frenchman has started the season in sensational fashion, hitting a goal in each of his three games so far.

Much like Bony though, his goalscoring exploits now appear to be attracting interest from Premier League rivals, namely Aston Villa and Tottenham.

The Sun report that both clubs are looking at moves for Gomis, who has a release clause of just £7m according to the report - a fee that may be deemed as a bargain by many considering his start to the season.

A powerful striker with great strength and aerial ability, Gomis could be seen as an ideal target man for either Villa or Spurs, who many still be in the market for strikers.

An exit before the transfer deadline on Tuesday would be a huge shock, but if Gomis continues to score goals regularly, interest in his signature may increase by January.

Gomis may have to prove that he isn't just a flash in the pan before interest in him firms up, with Spurs in particular no doubt wary of spending on a player who may just be having a purple patch right now.

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