Newcastle agree Gomis fee

Newcastle have agreed a fee with Lyon for the transfer of Bafetimbi Gomis, according to Sky sources.

Last Updated: 02/08/13 at 16:20 Post Comment

Bafetimbi Gomis: May be on his way to Newcastle

Bafetimbi Gomis: May be on his way to Newcastle

The Magpies are known to be keen to increase their options up front and they had a £6.9million bid for Gomis rejected earlier this week.

But a fee has now been agreed for the 27-year-old and a deal could be concluded over the weekend if personal terms can be agreed with the France international striker.

Lyon have confirmed the agreement, president Jean-Michel Aulas telling French website Journal du Dimanche: "We have accepted the proposal of Newcastle, which is eight million euros, plus two million bonus.

Agreement linked to agents' fees

"The agreement is now linked to the acceptance of agents' fees. I understand that the problem is in the amount and manner of payment of commissions.

"There are several people involved in the operation, which complicates the negotiations, but I am hopeful that things will be resolved within 24 or 48 hours."

Newcastle only finished 16th in the Premier League last season, after a superb fifth place finish in 2011/12, and they have yet to make any new signings this summer.

They are believed to be interested in signing striker Loic Remy on loan from QPR and now seem to be closing in on Gomis, who is known as 'Baby Drogba' in France and has been capped 10 times.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Kevin De Bruyne not for sale, insist Wolfsburg

DFB-Pokal winners Wolfsburg have insisted that Manchester City target Kevin de Bruyne is going nowhere this summer.

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba set to sign five-year contract until 2020

Jordi Alba is set to sign a new five-year contract with Barcelona, the club have announced.

Martinez to make Porto exit this summer

Arsenal and Liverpool target Jackson Martinez has announced that he will be leaving Portuguese giants Porto in the summer.

Mail Box

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

James Milner: Jose's Perfect Player?

Probably. But presumably he would not swap one bench for another. We have mails on over-hyped players, Arsenal enthusiasm, UEFA, FIFA and naked dudes...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company