Gomis For Toon? Not Likely!

Last updated : 12 August 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Gomis is in dispute with Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas who is refusing to accept a deal lower than £8million for the France international.

Sissoko, who joined Newcastle in January before his contract expired at Toulouse, says he has spoken to Gomis about becoming the latest French-speaking player to move to St James' Park and he remains hopeful he will move to Tyneside before the August transfer window shuts.

Sissoko said: 'Bafe Gomis is my friend and he says to me that he wants to come to Newcastle, but it is not easy with the president (of Lyon) or an agent.

'I don't know if its finished yet or not. If he comes here, it is a very good move for him. I will keep the message the same to him - we would like him to come to Newcastle. Maybe I will talk to him this week again.

'Newcastle are a very good team and now we have to show it. The team is feeling good ahead of Manchester City. We have one of the toughest games you could have on the first game of the season but if I play well and hard maybe we can win there.'

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who has confirmed he will be without injured loan striker Loic Remy for the opener at Manchester City, is also hopeful that Kinnear can bring a third summer signing for the Geordie club.

He added: 'Joe is the football director here. Of course I will be talking to him. We have a week now where I am laying down plans for the start of the season and I need to know where we are on transfers. There is no information I can give you in or out.'