Fulham transfer round-up: English bids for Gomis, Jol leading Richardson chase

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 18: Bafetimbi Gomis of Olympique Lyonnais reacts after failing to score during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Real Madrid and Olympique Lyonnais at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 18, 2011 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)

As the transfer window finally reaches its more frantic end, Fulham are reported to lead the chase for Sunderland's versatile Kieran Richardson while Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyonnais, has confirmed that offers have been received from England for Bafetimbi Gomis, with Fulham likely to be one of them.

Sky Sports News have suggested that Richardson, a full-back-cum-winger on Wearside, is keen to return to London, where he once played for West Ham United, for family reasons. He's been at Sunderland for five years now but, despite enjoying a good working relationship with all his managers and impressing in the meantime, he is eager to leave. Martin O'Neill, although loathe to lose Richardson, will not step in his way.

This leaves the door firmly open to Jol, who is thought to be a keen admirer of the former England international, but Sky have also stressed that Fulham are currently failing to stump up the required transfer fee.

Meanwhile, the president of Lyon has confirmed that Bafetimbi Gomis has received offers from the British isles, with Fulham being heavily linked to his services.

The striker has scored 36 goals in his time with Lyon, and has attracted an array of interest in his time in Ligue 1. He refused a move to Rubin Kazan last July but moving away from France seems more likely this year.

"There are concrete proposals from several clubs across the Channel," said Aulas.

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