Fulham and AC Milan in the race to sign Lyon striker

Lyon striker Bafetimbi GomisFulham have tabled a bid thought to be in the region of around £6.5 million for Lyon Striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the Daily Mail.

Gomis, 27, is also thought to be of interest to AC Milan, who have struggled to find a replacement for Swedish target man Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his £17 million move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

Fulham manager Martin Jol had initially looked at bringing in young Belgian striker Christian Benteke as a replacement for the imminent departure of Moussa Dembele to Tottenham.  However, it is likely that Benteke will sign for Premier League rivals Aston Villa today (29th August).

Gomis, who is nicknamed ‘baby Drogba’ in France, made his name at Saint-Etienne, where he tallied an impressive 47 goals in 161 appearances for the club. In his three years at Lyon he has struggled to hold down a regular place in the first team, but still maintained a good scoring ratio of just under one goal every three games for the French side.

Lyon may be willing to offload Gomis as they look to rebuild after a relatively disastrous campaign in the French league last season where they failed to qualify for the Champions League.