Social media has been rife with transfer talk of Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle after a message appeared on Twitter.

A ‘tweet’ has been circulated this afternoon that appears to show Gomis saying that he is on his way to Tyneside.

bafetimbi gomis to newcastleThe message reading ‘sur le chemin de newcastle a attacher le mouvement’.

If it was a message put out by the Lyon striker then it has now been taken down off his timeline as it is not showing.

If the message has genuinely been put out by the player then the timing is strange as he was playing for Lyon in the French cup today and actually scored twice (see photo celebrtaing one of his goals) – Gomis’ side having an easy afternoon with a 6-1 win at La Suze.

The Newcastle/Gomis connection is obviously long standing and with his contract running out in the summer there is obviously every chance of him moving in this January window.

Whether that is to St.James’ Park remains to be seen.