Report: Newcastle's last-minute bid to sign Bafetimbi Gomis blocked by Swansea

Bafetimbi Gomis v Brest

Swansea City will reportedly block Newcastle's move for Bafetimbi Gomis.

According to Wales Online, Swansea City will block a move from Newcastle United to sign striker Bafetimbi Gomis before Monday's transfer deadline.

Gomis, 30, joined Swansea on a free transfer from Lyon in the summer of 2014, and hit ten goals in 36 games having spent the first half of last season as cover for Wilfried Bony.

The Frenchman started his term in style, hitting four goals in four games to become one of the Premier League's most dangerous players - but with just one goal in his last 17 Premier League games, Gomis has dropped out of the starting line-up at the Liberty Stadium.

With that in mind, The Telegraph reported that Newcastle were pushing to sign Gomis before Monday's transfer deadline, with a £7m move on the cards.

However, Wales Online believe that whilst Newcastle may be pursuing such a deal, Swansea currently have no plans to sell Gomis to a relegation rival, and will block any move from the Magpies to sign Gomis in the next 24 hours.

Swansea already sold midfielder Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle, and are seemingly unwilling to sell another player to Steve McClaren's men, given that both teams are mired in a scrap against relegation.

Gomis may have new competition at Swansea following the signature of Italian striker Alberto Paloschi, but it seems that the Swans still want to keep Gomis - leaving Newcastle to look for other strikers, with Sky Sports reporting that Roma hitman Seydou Doumbia had a medical with the club earlier today.

Would Doumbia be a better signing than Gomis for Newcastle?

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