News coming out of France today that Lyon yesterday turned down a Newcastle offer of around €8M for Bafetimbi Gomis, which was lodged on Friday night, and Newcastle will have to offer even more, if they are to get their top striker target this summer.
Bafetimbi Gomis €8M offer turned down
€8M is around £6.9M, which is the amount widely reported in the English press yesterday that Newcastle had offered Lyon on Friday night – and it was an improved offer made by the Tyneside club.
We saw the news posted on the web-site le10sport earlier today, and it makes reference to L’Equipe breaking the news – this is the le10sport report:
“Lyon are looking to sell Bafetimbi Gomis in the transfer market, and yesterday they have refused an offer of up to €8M from Newcastle.”
“Lyon are willing to sell their striker in the transfer window, the Rhone leaders are yet to drive the deal. According to L’Equipe , an offer up to €8M was rejected by the leaders of the OL (Olympique Lyonnais)) on Saturday.”
“Jean-Michel Aulas, the OL President currently continues with the negotiations with Newcastle.”
“le10Sport revealed exclusively in early July that Bafetimbi Gomis was attracted by the challenge at Newcastle United, and he has made that club his priority in the transfer market.”
“The two parties are still in discussions, but cannot be too far from an agreement.”
So it looks like even though Lyon turned the improved offer down, Newcastle seem still to be in there negotiating, and maybe some agreement can be reached, and very soon too.
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