Our French observers report firstly that Lyon’s owner, Jean-Michel Aulas, has said that a transfer fee had been agreed with Newcastle, however the second lone does cast a big doubt on the chances of anything being completed.
Let us hope 5,000 (4,985) Frenchmen (and Women) can’t be wrong, or for the pedantic amongst you who may be upset that our artistic license headline isn’t entirely factually correct; 3988 Frenchmen/women (80% of 4,985).
Last night we brought you news that the Lyon President, Jean-Michel Aulas, had confirmed via Twitter that both Newcastle and Villa were in talks with Lyon striker, Bafetimbi Gomis. This afternoon, the Evening Chronicle have stated that they’ve been tipped the wink and Newcastle are indeed negotiating for Gomis to be United’s first signing of the summer.
Newcastle were previously linked with Gomis but the position now is that Lyon are in a financial position where they have to sell players and Gomis is top of the list with only one year to go and also a player who will demand a significant transfer fee.