West Ham have made a surprise move to sign Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to L’Equipe.

The Hammers’ very public search for a marquee striker signing is yet bear fruit and it seems Slaven Bilic has looked further a field for attacking reinforcements this summer.

It is being reported that Gomis is hoping to return to France and sign for Marseille, but reports in France claim West Ham have made a late bid to hijack the move.

The report claims Gomis wants to leave the Liberty Stadium for regular first-team football, which Marseille are willing to give him after the departure of Michy of Batshuayi to Chelsea.


There is no guarantee the 30-year-old would get such assurances in east London, but West Ham reportedly remain confident they can beat their Ligue 1 counterparts to Gomis’ signature.

Gomis struggled for game time at Swansea last season, but still managed to scored six goals in 23 Premier League appearances last term.

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