Liverpool and Tottenham striker target Bafetimbi Gomis's agent flew to London for talks with both clubs, according to reports in the Daily Mail, with both sides stepping up their interest in the star before they faced one other in the league.

Gomis has starred for Lyon this season, and is behind just Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the Ligue 1 goal tally, having found the back of the net 10 times so far this season.

Gomis is in the last year of his contract with Lyon, which would make him an affordable purchase for either Tottenham or Liverpool, though from recent comments it would appear the Reds are much more desperate to land a striker within their budget in the summer than their London opposition.

Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that Liverpool will be in the market for a striker in January, with the manager admitting that Luis Suarez needs more support if the side hope to challenge for a top four spot.

The challenge of playing in the Premier League would no doubt be tempting for Gomis, whose contributions to Lyon have taken the club to top spot on the Ligue 1 table, five points clear of big-spenders and fourth-placed side Paris Saint Germain.

Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis is a target for Liverpool and Tottenham.

Tottenham are said to be in the market for a striker as well, with Emmanuel Adebayor having a disappointing season so far after his move to the club from Manchester City became permanent in the summer.

But Andre Villas-Boas claimed this week that the north London club would be happy to keep their current squad throughout the winter transfer window, as players return from injury and they mount a serious challenge for Champions League qualification.

With that in mind, it would appear that Liverpool are the front runners to land Gomis, as the club look to wider markets to find players who are within a stricter budget than the Reds have enjoyed in recent years.

Gomis has been compared to legendary Premier League striker Didier Drogba, but Lyon are believed to be considering whether they should keep their star hitman until the end of the season in the hopes that he can help them win the French title.