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Lyon Owner Confirms Newcastle In Talks To Buy Striker

8 years ago
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With mystery surrounding the future of Papiss Cisse, Newcastle United are in danger of heading towards the new season with possibly the only frontline striker being Gouffran.

With the ‘pursuit’ of Premier League strikers such as Remy and Bent being doubtful to say the least, unless they are willing to take much lower wages, it would always be the sporting bet to guess a striker from the continent is most likely.

Earlier tonight we mentioned that Marseille striker Gignac was being touted again (read more here).

However, the Shields Gazette are now suggesting that Newcastle could bring in two or three strikers, especially if Cisse ends up leaving.

They report that Lyon owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, has confirmed via Twitter that Newcastle and Villa are in talks with Gomis.

On being asked if Villa and United were in talks regarding Gomis, he answered, “Yes, it is not incorrect.”

As we’ve previously reported, Lyon are looking to sell a number of star players including Gomis to relieve financial pressures. Plus the French striker only has one year left on his contract.

Gomis looks like a signing that would be a step forward for Newcastle but if it did end up as a fight between ourselves & Villa and Newcastle lost…

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