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Five Premier League Clubs Could Be After Bafetimbi Gomis

9:09 am, Friday, July 26th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

The French web-site is reporting that Bafetimbi Gomis is closer to the exit door than he’s ever been at Lyon, and with the news yesterday from the Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas that they have received three offers for the player,  le10sport is listing the clubs they think are involved in trying to sign the French International striker.

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Bafetimbi Gomis - 3 bids already in for him

Bafetimbi Gomis is literally being pushed out the door at Lyon,  so the hard-up French club can get some money for their star striker, before he becomes a free agent next summer.

Gomis is training with the U19 team at Lyon until his transfer is arranged, and the striker did not take part in the friendly game against Real Madrid on Wednesday, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

The web-site is listing five clubs they think could be in for Gomis,  and they are Newcastle, Swansea, Aston Villa, Tottenham and Cardiff in that order, and the club that could be huge competition for us is Tottenham, and there was news earlier this week that Spurs had become interested in Gomis.

And since Swansea recently signed Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony for £13M, and Aston Villa had Christian Benteke sign a new deal recently, maybe the three bids made are from Newcastle, Cardiff and Tottenham?

Bafetimbi Gomis will only leave Lyon if he gets a good club coming after him with a decent wage offer, and he is quite willing to play spoil-sport, and see out the last year of his contract, as he tries to make the French squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

We hope Newcastle have moved in with an offer that meets the Lyon valuation, and a decent compensation package is being offered to the 27 year-old striker.

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36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Having w@nga crudely tattooed on his forehead is too good for Ashley.

  • 2 xx sum ting wong xx // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM



  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Santon,Again with the exageration, nobody is blaming him for their car breaking down, right price ? Who determines that, was the 500K webtried to save on Debuchy worth the potential five places we dropped, and had a 19M spend been made in the summer we may well have been using that money to qualify for CL rather than fight off relegation.

  • 4 John Tudor // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    the anti negger theorists must have an opinion on the situation how it it is panning out and the good things at present and not what ashley did in the last 5 year

  • 5 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Looks like Inman could be set to join Crewe on a permanent basis and turn down his new deal at the club. Fair play to the lad, I’m sure with regular game time he will work his way back up the leagues.

  • 6 dan5679 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    not going to happen i have been told there will be no players in til at least another week this is 100% true

  • 7 Santon03 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM


    I don’t think he was focusing only on NUFC, he was focusing on his main source of income since he’s not as rich as sheiks or abramovic. He has Llambias as Managing Director, that’s what he paid him for, to take owner’s spot in running the club just like any other big company. He was happy with the report and performance of the club especially when we got 5th until January when he took over the transfer dealings. When owner took over MD’s job, it could only mean one thing.
    It seems like now he is more focusing on NUFC, he hasn’t point new MD if I’m not mistaken. If he hasn’t, that would mean he is charge now. So if we are f@cked up again this season, then it’s fair to say MA is the one responsible.

  • 8 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Call me Cynical
    And Newcastle are not one of the five clubs that has put in a bid

  • 9 JFK junior // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Dan – are you our latest ITK??

  • 10 Szarka // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    They said 3 interest, not offers. Dont forget, even we didnt put in an offer, their waiting for it.
    Plus they said only Newcastle interested from the EPL. I think the other two are french clubs.

  • 11 Toon_Tom // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    @2 – calm down Jef

  • 12 numba9 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Won’t be any player in unless he plays to next to nowt wants to achieve nowt and plays oofball tight owner wants this ambition realized because all he has done is cause uproar amongst fans that want positive steps taken . This 5 year plan of his is over now and look at us

  • 13 JFK junior // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Le10sport are about as accurate as the daiky fail!

  • 14 richyg01 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    His agent is on the way to UK for talks

  • 15 Ben3arfa // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Pretty sure Gomis has already turned down Swansea and Cardiff and Villa will have Benteke so their interest has cooled .

  • 16 richyg01 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Newcastle are set to land PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet with an improved £2.35million bid.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    The Journal today stating that Gomis is our number one target, funnily enough he is our third number one target this summer according to them, following PEA and Bent.

  • 18 richyg01 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    If Villa get Gomis, we will get Bent.

    If Spuds get Gomis, we will get Adebayor.

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Is Dan just Toon Danno’s new username? I haven’t seen hide nor hair from him since Cisse didn’t fly out on Saturday…

  • 20 HullMag6 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    Club being manoeuvred I think hoping for max pay out.

    All quiet on remy again – now where’s sausage?

    Breakfast with pardumb?

  • 21 John Tudor // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    if villa get gomis, ashley will get a shock

  • 22 JaxtheMag // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    ed I think yor just praying

  • 23 beddersmag // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Jail any update on them stats?

  • 24 bobby_ollox // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    You see that Archbishop of Canterbury wading in against W*nga now. Now God hates us as well – expect plagues of frogs, boils, and Shola as main striker

    Repent sinners

  • 25 toon22 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    We aint going to sign him,we might have made a bid but as soon as anyone else makes an offer we are out.
    We need a striker but MA needs a cheap one he can make a big profit on.
    Remember MA dont care about the club,we are a profit making enterprise.

  • 26 ToonDanno // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Got good feeling about today :) don’t ask me why

  • 27 ToonDanno // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Lil- nothing to do with me, I’ve been on here since

  • 28 martoon // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Morning lads, still all quiet on the transfer front. I must admit while I don’t class myself as anti-Ashley, Pardew etc. I am frustrated at the lack of activity – if we know our targets how long does it take to bid & negotiate? You start to wonder about how competent JFK is.

  • 29 richyg01 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:46 AM


    Coz its Friday and its sunny?

  • 30 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    What happened with Cisse then? Did he miss his flight last weekend? Sleep in?

  • 31 richyg01 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM


    You start to wonder about how competent JFK is.

    Not really mate, we know he IS incompetent, no question about it.

  • 32 Toon73 // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM


    Why? :)

  • 33 foggonridiculous // Jul 26, 2013 at 9:48 AM


    do you think that might tie in with the Cisse ceasefire yesterday?
    …perhaps his shirt will have a picture of the Archbishop of Canterbury over the w*nga logo?

  • 34 dan5679 // Jul 26, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    i’ve been told that its a shambles at the moment..anyone signing remy wil not be done til end of transfer window ..bent is upto villa waiting for villa to reduce price ..Bafetimbi Gomis is going to a french team ..haven’t heard anything on the goalkepper believe thats just the press re posting old posts

  • 35 ArtyH // Jul 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    JFK is waiting for a new phones4u contract before he can start bidding, he can ring any manager any time of the day you know that already. LOL’s.

  • 36 toonluvva // Jul 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    We’re interested in Gomis.
    We’ve bid for Gomis,
    We’re favourites to get Gomis.
    We’re no longer favourites to get Gomis.
    We’re back as favourites to get Gomis.
    There are 5 other clubs in for Gomis.
    Looks like he’s another one that we won’t “get over the line.”

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