Report: Newcastle could break transfer policy for Bafetimbi Gomis, talks ongoing

Bafetimbi Gomis for St Etienne

Newcastle are reportedly edging towards a deal for Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are deep in talks with Swansea City over a deal for striker Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Magpies have spent heavily this month, snapping up midfielders Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey from Bordeaux and Swansea City respectively, before splashing out to land Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

Yet, with just hours of the transfer window left to go, manager Steve McClaren may yet be in the market for more new signings, with a striker on his wishlist.

The Telegraph report that Newcastle now hope to land Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis, and are hoping to convince their Premier League rivals to sell for £7m.

The 30-year-old, who signed from Lyon in the summer of 2014, and has hit 16 goals in 59 for the Swans since that move, but with just one goal in his last 17 Premier League games, the Frenchman has slipped down the pecking order at the Liberty Stadium.

It's suggested that Newcastle see Gomis as a potential solution to their striking problems, and are even willing to break their transfer policy in order to land a deal for Gomis before Monday's transfer deadline.

Newcastle are currently targeting players under the age of 28 due to their potential resale value, but they are willing to make an exception with Gomis, because he already has 18 months of Premier League experience behind him.

The report also claims that it's likely Gomis will end up at St. James' Park by Monday's deadline, but there is still work to do as Newcastle close in on signing a new striker.

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