Aston Villa make play for Lyon striker Gomis

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen on Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen on Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Sun says Villa boss Lambert is ready to bid £7million for the striker, who has 50 goals in 142 games for the French club.

Michael Laudrup’s Swansea, Newcastle and Premier League new-boys Cardiff have been tracking him along with Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk.

Gomis wants a Champions League club, but Villa will try to tempt him with an offer of around £50,000 a week.

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