Report: Swansea keen to offload Bafetimbi Gomis on one condition; Sunderland linked

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Swansea City’s Bafetimbi Gomis has been linked with Newcastle United and now Sunderland.

According to a publication in the Daily Mails live feed, Swansea City are said to be keen to offload striker Bafetimbu Gomis on the condition they bring in another striker today.

The report claims that the club are looking to offload him due to his high wages, and fellow Premier League side Sunderland would like to take him on loan until the end of the campaign.

Gomis has struggled to make an impact for Swansea in recent weeks, starting most games on the substitutes bench despite the club lacking in terms of a real goal threat.

The recent addition of Alberto Paloschi has seen the Frenchman knocked further down the pecking order at the Liberty Stadium, and the club are intent on bringing in one more forward.

A fresh report in the Mirror claims the Welsh side have opened talks with Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle over a £7.5 million deal, and that could possibly be completed sometime this morning.

Gomis hasn’t been a prolific scorer during his time at the club, yet he isn’t exactly short on potential suitors as North East duo Newcastle United and Sunderland have both been accredited with an interest.

Wales Online cites the Magpies as keeping an eye on developments ahead of the 11pm deadline, whereas Sunderland are mentioned in the initial report despite the recent addition of Wahbi Khazri.

The Black Cats are said to be interested in a loan deal, though Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins is only willing to let him go permanently as the club make contingency plans in case they suffer a shock relegation.

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