After a particularly busy day in French football, it has emerged that Newcastle United have joined Aston Villa in registering their interest in Lyon’s transfer listed striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Despite being linked with the player for weeks, Newcastle had not made their interest formal until very recently to Lyon. We can confirm L’Equipe’s reports today that the Magpies have made contact.
Aston Villa’s interest in the player seems to carry greater weight at the moment, but Gomis has yet to consider either side’s interest.
Both clubs are likely to lose their main strikers for one reason or another, with Christian Benteke requesting a transfer and Papiss Cisse refusing to wear kit with ‘Wonga’ on it for religious reasons.