French Reports – Newcastle Withdraw From Gomis Negotiations


News this morning in L’Equipe that Newcastle have decided to walk away from the deal to get 27 year-old striker Bafetimbi Gomis to Tyneside from Lyon.

bafetimbi gomis blue

Bafetimbi Gomis – Newcastle end pursuit

This is the report in L’Equipe this morning:

“After seeing their latest offer of eight million euros rejected by Lyon for the transfer of Bafé Gomis (27 years, under contract until 2014), Newcastle have decided to halt negotiations. The Magpies should continue discussions with QPR for the loan of the French international striker Loic Remy.”

A similar French report is also in le10sport.com saying Newcastle have ended the negotiations for Gomis.

The last report from L’Equipe yesterday afternoon was that although Lyon had rejected Newcastle’s latest bid of £6.9M, the Magpies were still negotiating and the two sides were getting closer on the fee.

But now it seems that Newcastle (Mike Ashley) have decided the fee is too much,  and have walked away from the deal – and will now pursue Loic Remy from QPR, who is said to be available for about what Newcastle offered for Gomis – £6.8M.

A couple of points on this – L’Equipe have been wrong before on some of their reporting (hope springs eternal), and Newcastle ending the negotiations could simply be a ploy to get Lyon to lower their demands, and that could become  true if no other club comes in for the 27 year-old.

Bit the danger is another club will come in and meet the required  fee for Gomis, and then the question would be whether Gomis would agree to join that club, since his stated preference has always been Newcastle United this summer.

We may get some additional news on this  today.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 us on Google+:

You can also reach Ed at admin@nufcblog.com

=============================================



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

96 comments so far

  • G.unit

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #1

    No surprises that Shola has scored a few goals and negotiations for Gomis have now stalled.

    Like a new signing Shola is!!

    I give up!

    0
  • nut meg

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Oh dear !!

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    Having the small print tattoed on his helmet is too good for Ashley.

    0
  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #4

    If Pardew wasn’t such a jerk we could still put out a really good team.

    Krul

    Debs Colo M’Biwa Haidara

    Sissoko Cabaye Anita

    Benny Cisse Marveaux

    Subs: Santon, Tiote, Gouffran, Jonas, Saylor, Eliot, Campbell, Vuksic.

    0
  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #5

    G unit

    On the other hand the french are taking the p1ss with the fee. He only has a year left. I still think we will go after anothetr player, if indeed these reports are true pf course.

    0
  • evildick

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    the circus rolls on, gong boshing monkeys and all.

    0
  • El Sleeve

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    been away for a while. good to see nothings changed. great article from the mag the other day about our current situation
    http://www.themag.co.uk/the-mag-articles/no-chance-now-of-a-top-class-coach-at-newcastle-united/

    0
  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Jfa

    Ouch. Just ouch.

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9

    G.unit
    Bloody hell – you’ve beat me to it – my thoughts entirely – Shola scores 3 in 3 – oh why do we need anyone we’ll just take Shola of the transfer list – like a new player

    Bollicks

    Aye and next week gets injured. then up sh*t creek

    0
  • Jamiemac

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Remy is the one I want so just get him and that will do me

    0
  • sirjasontoon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Kinnear is a TOOL.
    Champions League FFS what a Prick !

    0
  • He cannit see man

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Shola scoring a few goals in pre season will have nothing to do with it…Newcastle never let themselves be held to ransom. Gomis is unwanted by his club, if nobody comes in with a better bid than us OL will be f’d. They’re trying to play hard ball.

    8million Euros is a good price for a player in his position.

    0
  • WWYCD

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #13

    Who didn’t see this coming?

    Don’t worry we should “expect to see Remy today” according to ToonDanno

    0
  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #14

    Not surprised we have walked away 10 million euro’s for a player with only one year left on his contract is taking the p**s

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #15

    http://www.true-faith.co.uk/?cat=14

    For anyone who wants to learn a bit more on African football, my views on some things NUFC, there is the link to my blog on the True Faith website that I am doing as a guest blogger once a fortnight until the end of the season.

    Cheers.

    0
  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Expect us to walk away from the Remy deal as well , and well be back to square one .

    Then that moron Pardew can come out and say we already have a strong squad we just couldnt get the deals over the line .

    0
  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda

    Would love to see that, appart from i am not a big fan of marv… yet. I know he hasnt had a huge amount of football but he has had some chances and has looked average (imo). He has had the occasional flash of excellence but i would like to see more consitancy before he becmes a regular starter.

    0
  • MonkseatonMag

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Shola usually does well pre season – then immediately reverts back to the Shola we all know. He’s consistent if nothing else!

    0
  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #19

    Jack.

    Exactly what i said. It is a total joke.

    0
  • Toon1978

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Ohhh dear. I better not rant about Mr Ashley and crew or the mob will be out in force. What an absolute joke this all is. If Ash wasn’t so greedy, he could have sold NUFC a few years ago. What a shambles!

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #21

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Norwich and Hughton have him signed up within the next 24 hours

    0
  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #22

    If we struggled to purchase our shopping like we make hard work of signing players, we die of starvation.

    Ashley is gonna love that. Make it look like we’ve been pushing for Gomis, knowing that the other club won’t budge on price, then ahh well, we’ll just get one signing in… on loan.

    Not good enough.

    We’ve already got a good side which is drastically misused. We still needed 3 or so new players.

    Remember, we’ve let players go, and all year Pardew moaned about the squad. We were put of the cups fast enough, so they didn’t waste any more energy.

    0
  • lesh

    Jul 29, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #23

    for crying out loud, we’ve walked away for the sake of a couple of million £/€ when each Prem placing was worth £800k last season. £2m is equivalent to the difference between finishing 14th and 16th. 17th to 19th and rt £2m becomes a drop in the ocean!

    I just wish these short-sighted people would just open their eyes and think ahead. It’s the old question – what is the price of economy? In this instance, relegation?

    0
  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #24

    Mike Ashley doesnt deserve to be wealthy man, i hope he gambles his fortune away one day so he is forced to sell us .

    Down with Ashley

    0
  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #25

    Sir Jason

    He meant to say championship.

    0
  • Toon1978

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #26

    I know 10 million is a lot for Gomis but we really do need strikers and we aren’t exactly quick in tying up deals.

    0
  • noladonna

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #27

    We as fans deserve better Jesus can’t even get one player over the line

    0
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Markaccus,
    I agree that Marveaux hasn’t showed any consistency, but that is always going to be very difficult to show when you get limited game time. I’m not a huge fan of the lad, but he still managed to be top for assists for us last season. Unless he gets a run of 10 games, then he won’t ever be able to find consistency.

    0
  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #29

    I’m no fan fan of Pardew and even less as fan of Ashley but everyone should be able to see that Lyon are seriously taking the p**s with their demands?

    The issues that I do have is that we are yet again scrambling around for signing’s at this late point in the window as if the Remy deal doesn’t happen then we will be in really serious trouble and will copy what we did last season it’s just we may not be as lucky as we were last time round

    0
  • lesh

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Swansea are said to be after another striker. So, it’ll be bye bye to Gomis then!

    0
  • Ben3arfa

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #31

    Lee Ryder ?@lee_ryder now

    The emphasis is firmly on director of football Joe Kinnear to deliver the deals he insisted he could #nufc

    I think Lee Ryder has hit the nail on the head here.

    THE CULPRIT IS JOKE KINNEAR THAT PATHETIC OLD SOD . Anyone here want to defend him ???

    0
  • Markaccus

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #32

    And there we go

    Lesh comes in with a passive-aggressive comment about short sightedness from anyone who thinks 10M is too much.

    This is exactly what is wrong with this blog.

    0
  • Toon73

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #33

    £10m is pretty steep for a guy who will be on a free in 12 months time.

    What’s the £2m bonus fee crap the Lyon Pres is sprouting??

    Remy and Bent ftw

    0
  • IITianToon

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Aulas will cave in on deadline day.. question is will someone else go in for him with 10m before that day..

    0
  • colwell

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #35

    No doubt we could meet in the middle with Lyon.

    How the fcuk does Kinnear expect to get us challenging for the Champs league when it takes most of the summer window to sign no one.

    Every team know’s we are desperate for another striker, of course the price will be higher. Would MA not do exactly the same?

    0
  • Toon1978

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #36

    JackButler

    Lyon are taking the p1ss but i really do think now we will not bring anyone in. Remy on load might be it. Ashley spends nothing in the summer again. Sighhhhhh lol.

    0
  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #37

    Toon1978

    If we fail again this summer then we are in for exactly what we were served up last year.

    Lyon are taking the p**s but we are again guilty of dithering to the extreme

    0
  • WWYCD

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #38

    So what other strikers are realistically available? Remy, Bent and…?

    0
  • lesh

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #39

    Repost from previous thread:

    Are we suggesting that Kinnear and Ashley haven’t yet agreed Kinnear’s negotiating parameters and strategy?

    For goodness sake, that is basic management, that a Director knows what he/ she has to play with and is left to get on with trying to strike the deal.

    If Ashley has to be consulted to agree a fee (unless the figure exceeds an agreed maximum of course) then it begs the questions – what authority and scope does the Director in question have and/ or why hasn’t Kinnear asked for that clarity?

    Either way, if those questions apply to Kinnear’s situation, then there’s something sadly wrong with the senior management arrangements of Newcastle United!

    0
  • JackButler

    Jul 29, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #40

    WWYCD

    there are loads that are available but very few that would fall into our budget 🙁

    0

You must log in to post a comment.