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French ace on the radar of Premier League trio

Bordeaux midfielder Yoan Gouffran

A host of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux, The Metro reports.

Gouffran has endured a difficult time at the Stade Chaban Delmas, scoring just 24 goals in 150 appearances since arriving from Caen in 2008.

The 26-year-old is in the last year of his contract at the club and has already made it clear that he will not sign a new deal, meaning he could be available for just £3million in the January transfer window.

Everton were reportedly interested in signing the player back in August, but it is understood they were put off by the French side’s £5million asking price- although news of a lower price-tag is likely to attract the attention of David Moyes.

Liverpool are also keen on the former France Under-21 international, with both clubs seemingly happy to sign him on a free transfer next summer when Gouffran’s contract expires.

Brendan Rodgers in particular will see the player’s versatility as a real asset, as Gouffran can play on either wing or at wing-back.

The likelihood of a move to Anfield is increased by the Frenchman’s long-term admiration for the red half of Merseyside.

Newcastle could express interest in Gouffran if Demba Ba decides to leave Tyneside, with his agent not ruling out a move away in the near future.

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