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Aston Villa want Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis?

Aston Villa want Bafetimbi Gomis?
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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is said to be plotting a move for France international forward Bafetimbi Gomis, who has one year remaining on his current contract at Lyon.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is reportedly plotting a bid for Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis.

The 27-year-old, who scored 16 goals in 37 Ligue 1 appearances last season, has just one year remaining on his current contract at the Stade de Gerland.

According to The Sun, Lambert is hopeful of negotiating a knock-down transfer fee for Gomis, whom he hopes to tempt to Villa Park with wages of £50,000 per week.

Swansea City, Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Shakhtar Donetsk have also been linked with an interest in the French international.

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ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
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· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

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