Newcastle have every intention of submitting a formal bid for Andre Pierre Gignac we understand.
They are keen to test Marseille’s resolve by submitting a €12m offer by the end of the week. Despite reservations from the Newcastle camp initially, it appears they will pursue Gignac before Bafetimbi Gomis.
Having said this, it is unlikely that Newcastle will bid anything more than the aforementioned figure.
APG has no interest in signing for Newcastle, so one wonders why the Premier League club are bidding.
Aston Villa are currently in the driving seat for the Lyon forward as they look to move quickly to replace the Christian Benteke. Newcastle hypothetically enquired if a €7m offer would be enough to secure Gomis, something that was flat out rejected.
The problem for Aston Villa at the moment is ideally they will not buy Gomis before the transfer of Benteke because they lack the funds to complete a €10m deal at the moment or they do have the funds but are currently unwilling to do so.
The situation is complex at the moment and very much subject to change.
Lyon ideally want Gomis out as quickly as possible, and may therefore reignite Newcastle’s interest.
All that said, none of that has anything to do with Gomis’ personal opinion. The player rejected an approach from Cardiff and despite popular belief never actually reached contractual negotiations with Swansea who had their eyes set on Bony.