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Fulham eye Gomis while Spurs consider bid

Fulham are lining up an audacious bid for Olympique Lyonnais striker Bafetimbi Gomis while Tottenham Hotspur wait on the news of their Leandro Damiao offer before expressing their interest formally.

Martin Jol is said to be willing to go into double figures in order to land his man with the Dutchman adamant he requires a new striker in the January transfer window in order to compete in the league.

Some outlets have reported that a £10 million bid has already been lodged while others suggest discussions have only just begun but, regardless, it is a vast signal of intent from Fulham.

The striker, who has been with Lyon since 2009, is one of Ligue 1's greatest assets and fans of his old club, AS Saint-Etienne, still refer to him as 'baby Drogba'.

He has a similar physical presence to the former Chelsea man, measuring 6 foot and possessing great physical strength.

He's fast, too, and is adept finding the net.

There is a feeling in the Fulham camp that he would complement Dimitar Berbatov perfectly and the idea would appear to ring true.

Berbatov would benefit from a strong, agile strike partner who can take a little pressure off of his shoulders.

Gomis can hold up the ball well but can also use his pace to sit on the line and expose slower defences - something Fulham have lacked since losing Andrew Johnson.