Arsenal and Tottenham target makes last minute u-turn

Swansea City may be relieved that they didn’t lose Bafetimbi Gomis in the current window after he admitted to be keen on staying at the club following the sale of Wilfried Bony, Daily Star reports.

The 29-year-old earlier revealed that he wanted to leave the Liberty Stadium, despite only joining them from Lyon in the summer.

With Bony completing his switch to current league champions Manchester City earlier in the transfer window, the Swans were not willing to let another striker leave.

After his plea for an exit, both the Gunners and Tottenham were said to be considering an attempt to try and lure him away, but his latest revelation has revealed he isn’t going anywhere.

He said: “I have decided to stay with Swansea. I wanted to share this with you before the end of the transfer window. It’s the best choice for me.

“Even if I was sad before because I didn’t play a lot, now everything is different. I believe in this team and this project.”

Gomis was unhappy with his limited role at the club, often being seen as a backup attacker, making only seven Premier League starts from a possible 23 games.

However, Bony’s exit has now paved the way for the French attacker to be deployed as the first choice selection striker by manager Garry Monk.