The striker has returned to first team action with Lyon and scored three goals in nine league starts but it appears that this is only a temporary measure with the French club pulling in as much cash as possible in the January window for a player who only has months left on his contract.
In the interview the player also appeared to hint that if Newcastle came back to him in January to match his wages then a deal could still be done. Who knows now, especially when the Remy loan deal showed that Mike Ashley was prepared to put to one side the player messing Newcastle about last January.
The quotes would appear to make it clear that the transfer is going to proceed but we’ve all been around the block too many times to believe that anything can be taken for granted until Gomis is pictured in his Wonga shirt.
Bafetimbi Gomis; “With Newcastle, I agreed about my salary three weeks ago. There are only details to be resolved. With Marseille, these are the last two possibilities I have. We will see. August is the month of truth”