SAM ALLARDYCE is weighing up a double swoop on Swansea City after being told Bafetimbi Gomis is eager to prove himself in the Premier League - even if he is set to be sold this summer.

Allardyce is already interested in the Swans’ £15m forward Andre Ayew, but team-mate Gomis would offer the extra power and height to his forward line which he is looking for.

The Black Cats boss – who is unlikely to re-sign striker Dame N’Doye after his loan - is considering a number of options both in the Premier League and abroad, with France known to be an area of particular interest.

Gomis, who almost left Swansea in January, is a player he has kept an eye on for a number of years and Swansea’s willingness to listen to offers for the striker has been noted on Wearside.

The 30-year-old was on Newcastle’s radar in January but in the end the Magpies refused to match the £8m asking price and ended up with loan signing Seydou Doumbia, who barely figured.

Both and Allardyce and Newcastle’s chief scout Graham Carr have admired Gomis since his days in France with Lyon and St Etienne, where his performances regularly ended in call-ups for France.

After falling out of favour at the Liberty Stadium he will not be involved in the French squad for next month’s European Championships and interested clubs are considering a quick move for his services.

Gomis scored seven times this season but his strike as a substitute in the 4-1 win at West Ham on May 7 was his first in the Premier League since the turn of the year.

He has also been linked with clubs in China and the Middle East, although it is understood he would prefer to show he has the ability and goalscoring quality to still shine in England.

Gomis finished his first season in the Premier League with a flourish by scoring six goals in his last ten games on his way to finishing with double figures. This season, though, he lost his way and his place after opening with a goal in each of his first four matches.

Swansea would be willing to let him go to help head coach Francesco Guidolin bring a fresh look to the squad for the next campaign, but interested clubs would have to pay around the £6m mark for a player who has two years remaining on his reputed £55,000-a-week contract.

While Gomis is one of many frontline strikers under Allardyce’s consideration, he has identified Ayew as a one of his main summer targets. He has held transfer talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short over the last 48 hours to plot a recruitment plan.

Ayew, however, is rated in the £15m bracket and is a player Swansea are less open to offloading. The Ghana international ended up with 12 goals from his first season in England and Allardyce tried numerous times to sign him in the January transfer window.

The Sunderland boss – who will still be looking to offload a number of players to reduce the wage bill - is planning big changes over the next few months and hopes to have deals nailed down early.

He is known to have had scouts watch Bordeaux midfielder Clement Chantome but Spanish club Malaga have emerged as rivals for his signature. Chantome, a former team-mate of Wahbi Khazri, will become a free agent this summer and the 28-year-old is aware of a number of offers already.

Sunderland will have Argentine defender Santiago Vergini back on Wearside for pre-season training as things stand. The 27-year-old’s season-long loan at Getafe has ended in relegation from La Liga.

Dropping out of the Spanish top tier means Getafe are under no obligation to sign Vergini permanently. Real Betis are already being credited with an interest in him because Gus Poyet, the man who took him to Sunderland, has taken over there.