Agents blocking Gomis Newcastle move after Lyon agree fee

IN DOUBT ... Bafetimbi Gomis
IN DOUBT ... Bafetimbi Gomis

NEWCASTLE United have had a bid accepted for Bafetimbi Gomis.

Reports in French newspaper Le Progres this morning claimed that the club tabled an increased bid for the striker yesterday.

And Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed a fee has been agreed, and that only agents are standing in the way of the deal being completed.

Aulas told French website Journal du Dimanche: “We accepted the proposal of Newcastle, which is eight million euros, plus two million bonus.

“The agreement is now linked to the acceptance of agents’ fees. I understand that the problem is in the amount and manner of payment of commissions.

“There are several people involved in the operation, which complicates the negotiations. But I am hopeful that things will be resolved within 24 or 48 hours.”

Gomis is understood to be keen on a move to United, although there has also been interest reported from Marseille.

The France international is one of a number of striking targets, with Newcastle manager Alan Pardew hopeful the club will sign two forwards in this summer’s transfer window.