L’Equipe report this morning that Newcastle have terminated negotiations with Lyon for Bafetimbi Gomis. After the Magpies were unwilling to bid for more than €8m for the striker, Lyon are now left in a predicament as to where to offload the player.
Whether or not this is the end of the Bafetimbi Gomis saga in regards to Newcastle is unclear. Lyon are demanding €10m for Gomis, who’s contract expires in a year’s time. The Magpies were due to hold advanced talks with the player’s agents in Newcastle today but this meeting has been subsequently cancelled.
Whether or not the Magpies return to this option is unclear. It is a distinct possibility that Jean Michel Aulas returns to talk with Newcastle to convince them to pay €10m or even settle for a lower offer if there is no other club in a position to sign the Frenchman who would ideally prefer a move to Marseille.