Report: West Ham approach Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, he prefers move to Marseille

Bafetimbi Gomis rounds Newcastle's Tim Krul to score the first goal for Swansea

West Ham United are reportedly in the race to sign Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Swansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis warms upSwansea City's Bafetimbi Gomis warms up

According to a report from L'Equipe, West Ham United have made an approach to Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis - but he prefers a move to Marseille.

The Hammers are in the market for a new striker this summer, and whilst The Guardian report that a deal for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca is still in the works, it seems that Slaven Bilic's men are also looking at other options too.

Bafetimbi Gomis scores the fourth goal for Swansea CityBafetimbi Gomis scores for Swansea City against West Ham

With Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia both being linked with exits, West Ham could feasibly let both leave, bring in Bacca to compete with Andy Carroll, and still add another striker to their ranks.

Now, French newspaper L'Equipe report that the Hammers have turned their attentions to Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis, in what would be something of a shock move.

Bafetimbi Gomis rounds Newcastle's Tim Krul to score the first goal for SwanseaBafetimbi Gomis rounds Newcastle's Tim Krul to score for Swansea

The French striker, 30, hit seven goals for Swansea last season, and ten goals the season before that having arrived from Lyon on a free transfer in the summer of 2014.

Gomis, who scored against West Ham at Upton Park towards the end of last season, is believed to be available this summer, and L'Equipe claim that Bilic's men have made an approach to the striker.

Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring the first goal for Swansea

However, it's claimed that Gomis is concerned about how much first-team football he would play at the Olympic Stadium, and subsequently prefers a move back to France with Marseille instead.

It's added that Sunderland have an interest in Gomis too, and whilst Marseille are struggling to pay his £80,000-a-week wages, they hope to land him on loan and beat the Premier League duo to his signature.

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