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Newcastle agree Gomis fee

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

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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.

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T

his isn't directed at Van Gaal in particular, but, let's be honest, you don't have to be a tactical genius to beat Arsenal at the moment do you? I will say one thing...he put Van Persie on Monreal deliberately? Our Robin hardly had a touch did he? So did that really work? Hmmm....I'd stick to substituting Keepers (yes,yes, it was directed towards him in the end....)

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hat a load of Bull***t. DiMaria hardly had a kick and they won because of a dodgy offside and a breakaway goal when Arsenal were chasing. Good luck to them they got their points but to try and claim this as some sort of tactical masterstroke is laughable, It was luck pure and simple.

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he singular most disappointing aspect of the current malaise that Liverpool are experiencing is that F365 are not able to use the picture of Rodgers giving his troll smile. Brendan does a helluva good Hard Done By range though, especially in the rain, in fact he looks so forlorn you just want to say to the opposition Stop It, You're Killing Him!

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