French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille are planning to replace Crystal Palace bound Michy Batshuayi with Bafetimbi Gomis, according to reports from French publication L’Equipe.
As reported by the Guardian, Crystal Palace have had a bid of around £31.6 million for Michy Batshuayi accepted by Marseille and the transfer is now believed to be on the verge of completion.
The prospective signing of Batshuayi would certainly represent a major coup for Palace and the Belgian would probably turn the Eagles into genuine contenders for a place in Europe next season.
From Marseille’s point of view though, losing a player of the quality of Batshuayi will prove to be a big blow even though they are getting compensated handsomely and the Ligue 1 side already seem to have begun their search to find a proper replacement for the 22-year-old.
Gomis scored only 7 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions for Swansea last season and it is believed that the Welsh side are now actively looking to sell the Frenchman this summer.
Despite his struggles in England, Gomis was a very prolific striker in France and Marseille are reported to be keen on landing the services of the 30-year-old on a season long loan deal.
The report add that Marseille are not the only ones interested in Gomis, as even Premier League side Sunderland are said to be currently monitoring the striker.