The Shields Gazette are reporting tonight that Newcastle are in talks with Lyon for their 27 year=old striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and that seems to be in addition to having approached Marseilles for their 27 year-old striker Andre-Pierre Gignac that we reported earlier today.
Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle negotiating with Lyon for striker
The Sun reported yesterday that Aston Villa Villa boss Lambert is willing to pay out £7M for Bafetimbi Gomis, who Newcastle bid £10M back in the summer of 2008 when Kevin Keegan was manager, and Gomis was still at Saint Etienne.
But it seems that Newcastle are also in for Gomis as the Lyon owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed via his Twitter account that Newcastle and Villa are in talks with Gomis.
The owner was asked if both Aston Villa and Newcastle United were in talks regarding Gomis, as he said:
“Yes, it is not incorrect.”
In other words it is correct, and it’s not the first time we’ve been linked with Gomis this summer.
So it seems that Newcastle are making moves for two strikers, although we don’t know if this means that Newcastle have ended their interest in both Darren Bent of Aston Villa and QPR’s Loic Remy.
But it does seem that Joe Kinnear is negotiating with both Marseilles and Lyon for a striker.
Lyon are short of money, and since Gomis’ five year contract runs out next year, when he will become a free agent, they would prefer to sell him this summer so they get a fee for him.
But the good news is that Newcastle definitely seem to be moving for a couple of decent strikers, and there’s a good chance that Newcastle can get a striker in over the next few days.
And if Cisse leaves over the Wonga dispute, it could be that Newcastle bring in three strikers this summer, and maybe one of them will not even be French.
And of course Newcastle will have money they receive for Cisse if he is sold, but we still cannot believe that all of this will end up in the Senegal captain having to leave the Tyneside club.
We hope that doesn’t happen.
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