Transfer news

Lyon open to Gomis exit

June 26, 2013
By ESPN staff

Lyon appear resigned to the fact they will lose Bafetimbi Gomis in the summer after revealing they have received a number of offers for the striker.

Bafetimbi Gomis
PA PhotosGomis has attracted interest from Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk

Gomis, 27, has one year remaining on his current contract, but Lyon are reportedly keen to cash in on the in-demand player.

Bayer Leverkusen and Shakhtar Donetsk have shown interest in signing Gomis and it is believed an offer around 12 million could tempt Lyon into the sale of their star.

Gomis is currently on holiday following his international duties with France earlier this month and is likely to be the subject of lucrative bids after netting 16 times for Lyon in Ligue 1 last season.

The club's president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed three sides have already made a play for Gomis.

"We had three proposals and we will probably receive a fourth soon," Aulas told L'Equipe. "He could gain a greater financial package than with OL.

"The proposal on offer will make him the envy of many players. We look forward to his return from holidays to discuss. His agents will explain everything about the potential moves."