Gomis is attracting the eye of the south Wales rivals.
Before the season has even started Swansea City and Cardiff City are reigniting their fierce rivalry as they enter a bidding war for Olympique Lyonnais striker Bafetimbi Gomis, reports the Daily Mail.
With just 12 months remaining on his contract at the Stade de Gerland Gomis is attracting the attention of both Welsh sides, with the Swans lining up a club record £8.5m bid for the Frenchman.
Cardiff meanwhile have been tracking the 27-year-old for some time and would find it a bitter pill to swallow were their rivals to swoop in at the last minute and secure his signature.
However, Swansea are the more attractive prospect for a forward used to playing European football with Lyon, as the Capital One Cup win for Michael Laudrup’s side earlier this year means they will be competing in the Europa League in 2013/14.
Likewise, the lure of Laudrup is something that may convince Gomis to head to the Liberty Stadium, although with the Dane’s future at the club up in the air Cardiff may look to capitalise on the uncertainty.
The striker has spent four years at Lyon since an £11.4m switch from fellow Ligue 1 side St Etienne in 2009.
Since then Gomis has been a regular inclusion in the first team and last season scored 16 goals in 37 league appearances for the French club.
The forward’s performances have also earned him several call-ups to the national side and Lyon’s hit-man has played 12 times for France and netted three goals.
Therefore the credentials are there for either Swansea or Cardiff to add a top-class striker to their ranks, the only issue may be Gomis’ £3m-a-year wage demands.
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