Over in France it is reported that Newcastle United have made an approach for Bafetimbi Gomis.

It was widely expected that Wilfried Bony’s departure to Manchester City would satisfy Gomis’ desire to play more matches.

bafetimbi gomisHowever, French website Footmercarto say they have spoken to people in the striker’s entourage and they say he is still intent on leaving, due to his belief that Swansea boss Garry Monk broke a promise when he signed, assuring him he would get an equal chance to compete with Bony from the start of the season.

However, Bafetimbi Gomis has only had five Premier League starts so far and that includes Saturday’s draw with West Ham, where Bony wasn’t involved.

As well as Newcastle, Footmercato say that Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Arsenal and our old friend Alan Pardew at Palace, have also made enquiries about the forward.

Gomis wants to go somewhere where he will be number one, though his representatives say that they expect a final decision on whether he will leave in the next few days, something that could well depend of whether Swansea can bring somebody else in.

Raising of course the possibility of some kind of deal with reports at the weekend that Swansea had expressed an interest in Papiss Cisse.

Bafetimbi Gomis’ representative as quoted by Footmercato;

“The transfer window lasts until February 2 and for now, Bafé remains calm and stays focused on the field and his club Swansea.

“His position has not changed, he still wants to leave. Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund asked for information  several days days ago, as have Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Arsenal – but these are only initial approaches, there is nothing concrete.”

Firm decision in coming days;

“Bafé is not a silver story and what he wants is to find a club that will allow him to find playing to find continuity in his performances and regain the level that was his in the last few seasons at OL (Lyon).

“That is why we plan to meet with the management of the club in the coming days to make a firm decision on the case.”

  • prestondave

    Are we still running with this.? This story is older than Father time and just will not happen.

  • geordieladdo

    Let him go elsewhere!
    Didn’t want to join last season, why should anything have changed? Likely went for the higher offer, didn’t work out, his loss!

  • Maximus Moose

    Another waste of time

  • wor monga

    I’ve noticed with the Mag…their writers believe everything
    that’s put out on the net by the French Press, and yet always tell us that
    everything that is said by the likes of Carver is simply lies fed to us from the
    owner. Haven’t they learned yet…this is football…believe nowt anybody tells you…til
    you see it happen, with your own eyes.

  • mrkgw

    Seemingly a good player but another who along the line snubbed our club. Whether he should be given another opportunity, who knows…

  • Toonbadger

    mrkgw  How many chances did we give Remy? Case rested

  • Paul Patterson

    When you have to speak with a member of somebody’s ‘entourage’, you need to walk away.
    Are we signing a striker or a rapper?
    He’s not very good anyway . .

  • Texas09

    I don’t know what to believe if any of this is true? He’s rubbish and best to stay away, and the likes of Arsenal etc are interested yeah right of course they ain’t I very much doubt players agent talking pap very much doubt fat controller will buy a player in his late 20’s or anyone for that matter especially how we could of got him on a free before he turned us down to sign for the Swans.

  • Billy bob three teeth

    If you believe that shite you will believe anything

  • Hughie

    Yeah they approached him, watched him play, and left………………….

  • wor monga

    He’s obviously not good enough for Swansea even when Bony
    wasn’t included…that means either his fitness is sadly lacking or he can’t
    fathom their method of playing, and he can’t be arsed to do something about it….leave
    well alone.

  • MarkKilmister

    If Remi Garde is appointed before the end of the month I could see the club being possibly tempted by a swap deal for him + a few million quid for Cisse. Garde would want a striker he could trust to play a certain way to link up the midfield with the attack. 

    Gomis would still be a better signing than Riviere & Ferreyra have been. Manu has never been prolific in front of goal at any stage of his career & for the case of Ferreyra, hell Colo’s to blame for that decision way he was brought in whereas Gomis has consistently had a double digits goals tally throughout his career. He’ll probably get 10 + goals again this year I’m sure.

    Of course, he wanted a substantial wage deal when coming to the Premier League but time shouldn’t have been wasted by Charnley/Carr trying to get Remy, Lacazette, Lassorga, Aubameyang etc for practically peanut values as they all were never going to sign for the club anyway. Gomis would have if Charnley/Carr hadn’t both thought that he’d still be available if one those mentioned above hadn’t signed first.  

    The club shouldn’t have wasted money spent on Riviere / Ferreyra and brought in Gomis last time. 

    Trade (Riviere & Ferreyra) to Swansea for Gomis as he’d get more goals than the pair of them everyday of the week.

  • Bachman

    I would not swap for Cisse one bit although I’m not sure I believe there is depth in this story.

    There is more fact from the saga in the summer when he turned us and maybe others down in favour of Swansea

  • Hughie

    As usual players agents are paid to get them the best deals–ie Cisse is now 29 and looking for a late career payday!!

  • bidz01

    When will we learn…..? Im not just being negative, im being realistic to say the fatman and penfold will blame the hunt for a head coach why we don’t quite get “Anybody over the line” in the transfer window but will try again in the summer! Nowt again!

  • mentalman

    This has already been rubbished by most of the clubs named including ourselves no doubt his agents are trying to get him a pay rise now Bony has left

  • No Brainer

    So now we know the reason he is not at the toon already his agent is an agitatotor and its obvious we don’t do bull sh**ers

  • alreet

    Really. That ship sailed a few month back. Cant see it coming back. And to be honest wat is he doing. Wat is his goals to wage value rated at