We had mentioned earlier today why everything had gone so quiet on the Bafe Gomis front this month, after we bid around £9M for the Lyon striker in August, and he’s now six months older – still scoring goals in France this season, and available for about one third of that summer fee, and with his contract running out at the end of June.
Bafe Gomis – to visit Inter Milan
And there’s news today for Sport Direct News that Alan Pardew is interested in bidding again for the 28 year-old, but why we haven’t bid for him in January seems strange – at least to us it does,.
But the news is that the French striker will be visiting Italy for talks with Inter Milan tomorrow, and the top Italian club may just snap him up at a bargain basement price.
And the news is that Inter Milan President Erick Thohir recently changed his mind on a swap deal for Juventus forward Mirko Vucinic in exchange for 27 year-old Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin, and now he’s after Gomis.
So it seems that unless Newcastle get in there and make a quick bid to get Gomis to Newcastle, he could well be playing his football in Italy before the end of the month.
And with Loic Remy, Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse all potentially leaving the club in the summer, we would have thought that getting one or two strikers in this month would have been a priority.
But it seems that Newcastle with Joe Kinnear in the lead, have other plans this month.
Note: There is a special MJK Sports event coming up like we’d like to publicize. On May 9th there will be an evening with Kevin Keegan at the Lancastrian suite in Gateshead. You can get the details about the event and buy your tickers here.
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