Bad News On Gomis – It Could Take Eight Days To Close Deal


Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas continues to give a running commentary on the proposed transfer to Newcastle of his striker Bafe Gomis, who turns 28 on Tuesday.

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Jean-Michel Aulas – it could take another 8 days to close Gomis deal

What we do know is that Newcastle have agreed a fee of €8M plus €2M add-ons for the player, and that terms have also been agreed with the player, but how much we will pay his agents is still in discussion.

But Aulas has just said this in the French media today:

‘With one year left on his contract he has to be sold because an extension was not an option for us or for him.” “And I did not mean to cause any harm to Gomis on a personal level. I merely needed to sell him.”

“We have accepted Newcastle’s conditions for the deal and Gomis has accepted theirs too.” “It could still go haywire because there are minor issues which could cause problems.”

“Either way, the deal won’t be done for another eight days probably.”

It seems that some added complication must have occurred in the deal since Friday,  because this is what the Lyon President said two days ago:

“I understand there’s a problem over the amount and the payment of the fees” “Hopefully, it will be settled within the next 24 to 48 hours.”

This is not good news on the Gomis deal, assuming it’s true, and it’s really the last thing fans want to hear – how much longer is this frustration going to last this summer?

It hasn’t been great over the last two summers, but this window is starting to take the biscuit.

The Lyon President has also made this rather strange personal quote today in L’Equipe:

“Bafe – I want him at the economic level, not at the human level. “

Do you think Aulas talks too much?

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359 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Aug 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #1

    He is 28 is he possibly out of his prime? Are we making a mistake

    There are other leagues surely we can get another striker…no?

    I am really beginning to believe we aint getting nobody

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #2

    So iit takes 8 days to finish up the deal?

    …does it have to be written in runestone or something? 😉

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Aug 4, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #3

    This is the guy who said “We’ve not accepted an offer” swiftly followed by “we have accepted Newcastles offer”.

    So Im guessing Gomis will be confirmed by Tuesday then?

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  • WWYCD

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Is 28 suddenly the end of days for a footballer? Seems a lot of strikers would disagree

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #5

    If Ashley had a twin brother then it would be Aulas.

    Two market traders bumping heads

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    i got more respect for ashley now hes very shrewd bringing in a hate figure like joe to deflect the glaring fact that after all these years he is still a tight ass with limited ambition

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  • Patoon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #7

    hav been reading back thru the posts and saw Beattie writing about this russian billionaire that supports Newcastle, was he supposed 2 b interested in us or wot, jesus how exciting would that b

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  • bollance

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Makes sense that Campbell goes on loan with Newton as he said he is looking to protect the players out on loan.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #9

    REPOST

    Jfa

    According to this site we had ba, cisse Ameobi and depending on when he went possibly loven when best went.

    http://www.transferleague.co.uk/premiership-transfers/newcastle-united-transfers.html

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #10

    Patoon

    I think somebody said he wasn’t interested in owning a team.

    Wishful thinking I’d say.

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  • geordiemark

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #11

    the russian billionare supported the toon while over here during his uni days so I think it was just a passing interest even though id love him to take over from mr ambitionless ashley

    about gomis to much going on here if true id pull out find someone else plus I still think theres far to many french players at the toon how about germans or maybe few more italians ect ect

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  • stuart no9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #12

    Didnt realise gomis was 28. bit past it maybe ? if all goes well we might get him before hes 30 ! will someone give joke a size 10 up the arse and remind him the season ends in may !

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #13

    yup on his bday he will b presented with the black n white kit at sjp

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  • northernirishtoon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    Can’t understand why Campbell is going out on loan this year and not last year.

    What a mismanaged club we have from the top down

    Can’t remember it being worse

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #15

    Sean,
    Lovens contract was up and was never getting renewed but as you say we had Ba, Cisse and Ameobi which kind of proves my point that Mashley wont have 3M + strikers warming the bench.

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #16

    Landmark signing of Rooney imminent, I’d stake my Danish on it.

    Any interested parties, I have eaten said Danish so it may take a while to make good on the wager.

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  • musomag

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Reading the BS transfer speculation in the papers is bad enough but this blog is starting to drive me insane. Kinnear is more believable

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    If that is true about gomis, are we going to wait until next week for our first signing a week before the season starts, if that the case what a load of rubbish.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    thats

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #20

    T00ntime

    Time for that repost mate 😉

    So 8 days, that’s some medical, wonder if its for him or JFK?

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  • SeanNufc87

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #21

    Jfa

    But surely we have lost ba and Ameobi has never been reliable, like I say if anyone I’d say goofy would be on the bench.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #22

    northernirishtoon

    keman will take campbells place n 1st team… mayb his better dan campbell

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  • numba9

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #23

    Yes we had cisse ba and shola …. Loven was not gettin a renewal and out the three mentioned we knew this clause for ba he would be away too so in effect we had two strikers not sensible letting players leave and taking months or years to replace them. A slippery slope

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  • bollance

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #24

    Don’t get it why people think MA has no ambition. Just because he is not willing to spend big does not mean that he has no ambition.

    Does nobody think he is looking at the Bale deal and thinking NUFC want to be the one receiving that amount of cash for one player?

    To do that we need to build a team to get into the champions league, then he will have some valuable assets on our hands.

    We are slowly building a squad capable of challenging for 4th. At the same time keeping hold of our top players. Does nobody think we have had no bids for our top players in the past few years? But we did not cash in.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    So a Russian Billionair comes out and tells the media that he is a NUFC supporter, but don’t want to own Newcastle?

    …hi I am a NUFC supporter and I don’t want to buy Newcastle either (since we are sharing 😉 )

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #26

    Ashley should put JFK on one of his Sports Direct zero hours contracts.

    Much rather see Ince signed than Sinclair. He has got more to prove.

    If Sossage has got it right this time – and an ITK always is high risk -we should see Remy and Gomis in the shirt by tonight…. watch this space.

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  • northernirishtoon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Jamsha

    The point I was making was that he really should of been on loan last year.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Sean,
    Sorry you’ve lost me, you’re saying Ba was off and Ameobi obviously lacking, yet still saying getting rid of Best was good business ???

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  • bully76

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #29

    agree northern irish,campbell should have gone on loan last year to gain experience,when are we going to give our promising youth a chance,club run like a joke,im not going to be travelling over to games from ireland this year,go over to matches 2 or 3 times a year,costs me alot to do,not giving my money to ashley anymore,more money than ever from tv rights and he hasnt signed a player yet,every team around us strenghtening.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #30

    Sean…so what kind of pastery did you have?

    …you should come over here and try real Danish Pastery (the once you have looks more like something coming out of France 😉 )

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  • OhSholaAmeobi

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #31

    it’s just Aulas stirring things up to get a last minute bid from Russia or somewhere.

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  • ted

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #32

    Campbell the weakling midget has just 1 use I can think of. Lodging him up JohnTudor’s arse to satisfy his needs, so he can pull his head out and stop complaining about the smell.

    Useless footballer.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #33

    yo-yo

    Strange that there we reports in France that Gomis had said his good-bye’s to everyone at Lyon and was due to make the trip to Newcastle and Remy was not involved with the QPR squad for yesterday’s game after we agreed to pay the loan fee………..then amazingly an ITK has a conversation with Pardew and all is revealed

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #34

    northernirishtoon

    last year we had no good youth striker as a cover only campbell … so dats da reason we couldnt loan him mayb.. nw we hav keman n otha strikers comen in so campbell is been loand nw

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  • yo-yo

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    We are not in the Top 6 traders and need to get a move on. The reason Arsenal and Man Utd have signed nobody is that they’re waiting for the Rooney domino effect – just as Spuds are waiting for the Bale domino to fall. Chelski are doing a wind up with Rooney because that is what Mourinho does – just as SAF tried to upset the opposition. They’ve got funds lined up and are very very busy trying to pull off various coups behind the scenes. We’ve got JFK. Nuff said.

    Too many guys trying to micro-analyse what AP said – it isn’t that complicated – we are going for a relatively unambitious top ten.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    I wish Kinnear would just look at himself n the mirror and realise that he is a pathetic old man who is not fit for any role in football. He has a dodgy heart, terrible etiquette and lack basic communicating skills to be successful in today’s game.

    He needs to stop being the arrogant old pr1ck that he is and realise we do not want him at our club and most fans would probably give him hell if they saw him walking down a street in Newcastle.

    KINNEAR OUT!

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  • northernirishtoon

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #37

    Jamsha

    Is keman not a midfielder?

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  • ted

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #38

    Jeez! What sedatives that Jack Butler and WWYCD are!

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  • John Tudor

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #39

    smelly comedian
    im not laughing

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #40

    ted

    You must live a very sad, pathetic and lonely life if all you have to do with your time is to create an account on a rival club’s blog in the hope of getting a rise out of people.

    And just so you understand, this is not me rising to the bait, just making an observation and offering you some pitty

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