The Mail is reporting tonight that Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis would rather join Newcastle United than Crystal Palace, who are managed by former Magpies boss Alan Pardew.
Newcastle are interested in Gomis, who we were after when he was still at Lyon in the summer of 2014, but only as a fallback in case we cannot get first choice Saido Berahino of West Brom.
Bafe Gomis – now wants to join Newcastle
Swansea seem ready to sell Gomis and it remains to be seen if they will sell him to Newcastle – who like Swansea are fighting relegation.
Of course that didn´t stop them from selling Jonjo Shelvey to us last week and the English midfielder looks like a terrific buy at £12M.
Crystal Palace are trying to get Dwight Gayle into the deal as a player exchange for the 30 year-old 12 times capped French International striker.
Bafe Gomis has a £7M buy-out clause in his contract and made a good start to the season.
He scored four goals in the first four games – and one was against Newcastle in the 2-0 win at the Liberty Stadium in the second game of the season.
But the goals have kind of dried up lately – but he is still a powerful striker and could potentially do a job for us this season.
But only if we cannot sign Saido Berahino from West Brom.
Bafe has 16 goals in 57 appearances for the Swans since signing for them 18 months ago as a free agent from Lyon.
What do you think?