Yesterday we brought you news from France that Lyon had knocked back Newcastle’s offer of £6.9m but that the Lyon owner claimed negotiations were still ongoing and looking to be heading for a successful conclusion.

GEN00130_BT_Bafetimbi_Gomis_Newcastle_United_NUFCHowever, this morning has brought claims from France that Newcastle have actually pulled out of negotiations and that they will now concentrate fully on Remy.

As for Gomis, there seems little doubt he will leave Lyon, the only question being to which destination? In the meantime the old trick of making him play with the reserves is being used to try and help him on his way.

Thanks as always to Pierre for the expert translation from L’Equipe.

Newcastle lâche Gomis

Newcastle drop Gomis


Bafétimbi Gomis s’entraîne avec la réserve lyonnaise depuis la reprise. (L’Equipe)

Bafetimbi Gomis is training with the reserves since the restart of the season. (L’Equipe)

After seeing their latest offer of eight million euros rejected by Lyon for the transfer of Bafé Gomis (27 years, under contract until 2014), Newcastle have decided to terminate the negotiations. The Magpies are likely to continue discussions with QPR for the loan of the French international striker Loic Remy.

  • Kronik

    Lets sign Remy i sure he will bang loads in from which ever of her majesties fine prisons he finds himself in. She said “NO” Remy, we should have said “NO” too

  • shaun mckenna

    As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago
    “we will find it difficult to get them over the channel never mind over the line”
    We cannot carry on like this, when will the money men start spending.
    We are doomed because Strola will be like a new signing the way he is banging them in, in the friendly`s that’s now 3 in 3

  • Billy Nurse

    Anyone else not surprised in the slightest?

  • Jamie

    On this occasion I back the club. Lyon are asking for a ridiculous fee that they’re in no position to demand and are not budging.

    • MadJackMcRadge

      Couldn’t agree more – he’s only got 12 months left on his contract – just shy of £7m is a very reasonable offer under the circumstances, seeing as he can talk to clubs about leaving for nothing in less than 6 months time. Forget him and move on quickly.

      • east stand exile

        Fine – but at our working pace expect the next name on the wanted list to be the subject of a bid in August 2017