Arsenal are considering a move to sign Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis this month, according to the Daily Mail.

The 29-year-old joined the Welsh club on a free transfer last summer. He has only started in five league games, coming up from the substitute's bench on 12 occasions, and managed to score only one goal in the league this season.

The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has already allowed Lukas Podolski to join Inter Milan on loan for the rest of the season. French striker Yaya Sanogo is also set to leave the Emirates on a short spell as several clubs are after his services.

The situation will leave the north London club's boss with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck as the only two recognised strikers in the squad along with Joel Campbell. Wenger wants to add another player to the squad and has set his sights on Gomis.

Crystal Palace already made a £9.3m bid to sign the French international. However, the Swansea striker has spurned an opportunity to join Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park as he has set his sights on playing for a top club.

Gomis earlier revealed that his agent has "speaking to one very big club" and was hoping to complete his move in the January transfer window.

"It is nice to hear that other clubs are interested in me even though I have not played so much. There is more to come from me and I just want to play regularly," Gomis told ESPN FC.

"I know clubs have been speaking to my agent and my agent has been speaking to one very big club so we will see what happens. I believe I could do a job for most clubs and like any player I want to play in the Champions League."

Swansea are set to lose Wilfried Bony to Manchester City as the Ivory Coast international will complete his switch to the Etihad in the coming days. It should be seen whether Garry Monk's side will let another striker leave the Liberty Stadium half way through the season.