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.
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.