Lyon doubt Gomis deal

Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed that he is 'very pessimistic' about the chances of Bafetimbi Gomis completing his move to Newcastle United.

Last Updated: 08/08/13 at 10:23 Post Comment

Bafetimbi Gomis: Move to Newcastle may not happen

Bafetimbi Gomis: Move to Newcastle may not happen

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Terms were agreed over the weekend between Newcastle and Lyon, but as yet the deal has not been finalised.

Now Aulas has told L'Equipe that the deal is in some doubt, and is quoted as saying: "Gomis? I am very disappointed the operation could not be sorted out with Newcastle.

"I have filed a complaint for 'destabilisation'. Things will be settled in front of the appropriate committee (of the French Professional Football League).

"It is a complete disservice to Bafe. He is a player that we respect. It completely flipped over with Newcastle.

"Personally, I am very pessimistic (about Gomis). If we won't find any solution by August 30th, Bafe will join back with the group as it is us who pay him and prepare him physically.

"It is in everyone's interest for all of us to find a positive outcome."

Having already concluded a deal for Loic Remy on loan, Newcastle were looking at bringing in another striker, with bids in for Gomis as well as Aston Villa's Darren Bent.

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

International news: Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto quits position

Costa Rica’s popular head coach Jorge Luis Pinto has quit despite their run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Premier League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger rues 'impossible' pre-season schedule

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has criticised his side’s hectic pre-season schedule as bordering on the impossible.

Transfer News: Hibernian capture young midfielder Scott Allan from West Brom

Hibernian have signed former Scotland Under-21 international Scott Allan from West Brom.

Mail Box

Pre-Season Obviously Isn't Meaningless

The debate over the importance of pre-season continues, including a league table from last season for stats fans. Plus travelling to watch your team and Blackpool...

Definitely Not Getting Giddy Over A Friendly Win

We have some conclusions from Louis van Gaal's perfect start, plus a dismissal of fantasy football, worries about La Liga's greediness and thoughts on Real with Ham-ez...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property