Newcastle United agree fee for Bafetimbi Gomis with Lyon

Newcastle agree Gomis fee
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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirms that the club have agreed the sale of striker Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle United this summer.

Newcastle United have agreed a fee with Lyon for striker Bafetimbi Gomis, according to the French club's president Jean-Michel Aulas.

The Magpies will pay an initial £6.97m to sign the forward, with a further £1.7m due in bonuses if the move is successful.

Gomis must agree personal terms before a deal can be concluded for Newcastle's first summer signing, with Aulas expecting the move to be finalised in the next 48 hours.

He told Le Journal du Dimanche: "We agreed on Newcastle's offer for an €8m transfer plus two million in bonuses. The club has come to accept the player's salary claims.

"The deal is now subject to an agreement over the agents fees. I understand there's a problem over the amount and the payment of the fees.

"Hopefully, it would be settled within the next 24 or 48 hours."

The 27-year-old scored 18 goals in all competitions for Lyon last season, while also earning his 10th international cap for France.

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