Newcastle United seem to be stepping up their bid for some of their top targets, and the Evening Chronicle today is reporting that Newcastle have bid Â£10M for for St Etienneâ€™s 22-year-old 6ft striker Gomis.
Bafe Gomis – Â£10M bid for the explosive French striker
But Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now showing a keen interest in Gomis.
Wenger is concerned that their current striker Emmanuel Adebayor may join Mathieu Flamini, and join AC Milan in Italy.
Gomis of course has only recently signed an extension to his contract with the St Etienne club, but he is still expected to move on following the completion of Euro 2008.
Director of Football Dennis Wise, Vice-President Tony Jimenez and Technical Coordinator Jeff Vetere have twice traveled to France to run the rule over the Frenchman, but the player has already mentioned that he would prefer a move to Italy.
Manager Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott have also checked out the striker.
Gomis scored two goals in his International debut recently against Ecuador, and could well star for the French side during the summer.
France begin their Euro 2008 tournament today against Romania in Zurich, and Gomis is expected to start up front for the French.
We’ll be watching that game, but if Gomis plays well during the tournament, that will probably mean he will be less likely to arrive at Newcastle.