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Swansea City keep fingers crossed as Bafetimbi Gomis deal is held up

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 26, 2014

By Gareth Vincent / gareth.vincent@swwmedia.co.uk / @Gareth_Vincent

Bafetimbi Gomis's potential move to Swansea City has been delayed.

Bafetimbi Gomis's potential move to Swansea City has been delayed.

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SWANSEA City hope the future of Bafetimbi Gomis will be settled before the weekend after his move to the Liberty was put on hold.

Swansea had at one stage seemed set to unveil Gomis as their player on Tuesday evening, and they then anticipated that his free transfer switch to Wales would be tied up yesterday.

But Swansea are now expecting a decision on Gomis one way or another by the end of the week.

It is understood that contrary to some reports, Gomis has not yet agreed the finer details of a contract which could tie him to Swansea for the next four seasons and that negotiations between the club and his representatives were continuing yesterday.

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On top of that, the 12-cap French international is still to complete some parts of what is likely to be a stringent medical.

Despite the delay, Swansea insist their move for Gomis has not collapsed and remain hopeful that a deal will eventually be rubber-stamped.

It is thought Gomis is still in Swansea waiting to finalise his move to the Liberty Stadium, which must be regarded as an encouraging sign.

A number of rival clubs have also expressed an interest in the 28-year-old, however, and until he puts pen to paper, Swansea will not be able to celebrate what would be an eye-catching transfer.

Former Lyon star Gomis is one of the most attractive out-of-contract players available this summer, and convincing him to come to Swansea would represent a major coup for Garry Monk.

The new Swansea manager wants Gomis and last season's leading scorer, Wilfried Bony, to spearhead the club's Premier League assault next season.

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8 comments

  • sugarspun  |  June 26 2014, 8:50PM

    didnt he mess us around last pre season?

  • trncjack  |  June 26 2014, 3:17PM

    MISSING K in knew

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  • trncjack  |  June 26 2014, 3:15PM

    tut tut girls , this blog should not get personal , but most on here new the non signing could be on the cards , The toon fans have said he has been looking for maximum money from them, and playing one against the other

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  • waunarlwydd  |  June 26 2014, 2:34PM

    A bad attitude is like a flat tyre if you've got one your going nowhere moggs

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  • moggs  |  June 26 2014, 2:27PM

    Thanks for the sarcasm,waunarlwydd. Never purported to be a genius,but my comment was made some days ago when most were assuming it was a done deal. Perhaps you should consider relocating to Gowerton,much nicer people there,you may benefit from it. lol.

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  • JimmyMush  |  June 26 2014, 1:50PM

    It ain't happening is it? Just trying to get a few more pennies out of Mike Ashley it seems.

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  • waunarlwydd  |  June 26 2014, 12:30PM

    Yes you were correct moggs.. You can now collect your gold star. Considering the time it's taking it doesn't take a genius to work it out

  • moggs  |  June 26 2014, 11:10AM

    It would seem that my comment on another article indicating that there could be a problem with the Gomis transfer,turns out to be correct. Well,so much for the "wizard" and his insistence that I was posting "rubbish". Perhaps he should now be placed in a black bag,and put out for collection.

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