While progress in the transfer market hasn’t exactly been quick this summer, at least it appears that Newcastle are definitely getting there with regard to at least one essential striker signed up.

The Gomis transfer is taking some time to complete but the latest news from France today confirms that progress is being made, thanks to our people covering the French media we have the latest updates first.

GEN00130_BT_Bafetimbi_Gomis_Newcastle_United_NUFCTwo separate pieces on the L’Equipe website bring confirmation from Lyon’s owner and coach that Newcastle have indeed made an offer of €8 million (£6.9m) as reported yesterday by Sky Sports but that it has been turned down.

However, the Lyon owner confirms negotiations continue with Newcastle, while Lyon’s coach is talking about what he is going to do with the money from player sales with Gomis to Newcastle specifically mentioned.

Aulas fait le point
An Update From Aulas

Jean-Michel Aulas is busy with the transfer market these days.

Under contract until June 2014, Bafé Gomis  is on the verge of leaving Lyon. “The negotiations are taking shape with Newcastle,” said Jean-Michel Aulas while British media suggest a new offer of €8 million has been made.

OL: «Gomis et Briand vont partir»
OL “Gomis and Briand Will Leave”

Remi Garde could recruit a striker when departures from Gomis and Briand are settled.

In a long interview in the L’Equipe Sunday newspaper, Remi Garde discusses the  cases of Bafé Gomis and Jimmy Briand. “Their departure will take place ,” says the coach of Lyon.

OL have just turned down an offer of €8 million from Newcastle for the former Asse (St.Etienne) player but negotiations continue. In any case, it does not disturb the squad “that much” explains Garde, who will  recruit a striker when Gomis and Briand cases are resolved.

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themilkman 5pts

All newcastle fans want from the players is to try and give 100% every game.of course.players cant always give that,but to at least try even when your not playing well.All the fans can ask of the players is try your best if its not good enough fair enough but to at least give everything you,ve got.

themilkman 5pts

A message from me to all the NUFC players you are not welcome at this fanastic football club,because you dont seem to care about upholding the integrity of the club. If all the players at the club dont want to be here feel free to hand in your transfer request to the club and hopefully mike ashley can arrange for you all to depart the building asap.Thanks mike

Nastynorm 5pts

Who would want 2 play 4 this loser, his tactics are at best hopeless, he still persists in giving collo the captains armband he's a joke as a leader, sissoko doesn't care because he's played wide instead of centre midfield, gini is played out of position making him look a bad player, he persists with Anita & tiote in same team making it a back 6, home & away, pleased tiote got an injury, I really don't get everyone in the 18 yard box 4 opponents corners wots the tactics there can mclaren please explain, better stil don't bother just resign ! it's only a matter of when your gone not if, I just hope it's not 2 late 4 whoever takes over

themilkman 5pts

Newcastle will be playing a hell of a lot a games in the championship next season. Hopefully none of the players will be here next season, i mean every single player so we can clear the decks for a whole new team.mikey please get rid of all these cancerous growths in the dressing room they are rancid through and through. Ps mikey please put our recently retired tea lady in the newcastle hall of fame thankyou and goodnight.

ArtyH 5pts

I had higher hopes for the team this season as I was glad to see the back of Pardew. However look at him now. So I believe the problem lies beyond the manager/coach, its much higher up, in fact it is the ethos of the club now which is a disaster. Unfortunately the way the club is run will not change under this regime so we face problem after problem and the higher achie look for a scapegoat to deflect the blame. What we really need is a new owner, its the only way to get the club back on its feet.

Michael Maximus Moose
Michael Maximus Moose 5pts

They never started playing for him never mind stopped

he`s been a disaster from day 1