Lyon Set To Accept Newcastle United Bid For Forward Bafetimbi Gomis

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The French club had initially rejected the bid but have now performed a major U-turn.

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Lyon will accept Newcastle’s take it or leave bid for striker Bafetimbi Gomis after all, the Daily Mirror reports.

The French club rejected the Magpies £7 million offer for the want away striker last week, despite the striker having agreed personal terms with the Premier League side.

Newcastle promptly told Lyon that they won’t be upping their bid and declared themselves out of the race for striker.

The Magpies were quite happy to wait until later in the transfer window to sign Gomis, knowing that Lyon have to sell the player as he is in the final year of his contract.

It appears Newcastle’s tactics have worked and Lyon have gone back on their original decision and accepted the bid, leaving Gomis free to move to the North East.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew will be relieved that the club have finally had success in the transfer window and will hope to partner Gomis with either Darren Bent or Loic Remy next season.

The Magpies are interested in signing the two strikers to further bolster their attack ready for the new Premier League season, with Pardew hoping that the club can make up for their disappointing finish in the top flight last season.

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