Report: Newcastle make final offer for Bafetimbi Gomis

Bafetimbi Gomis v Brest

Newcastle have made a final approach for Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis.

Newcastle are making a final approach for Bafetimbi Gomis, the Mirror reports.

The Magpies have opted to move on from Saido Berahino as they believe he cannot be signed before the close of the transfer window, and are looking at Frenchman Gomis instead.

He has been a long-term target for Steve McClaren, and although Swansea have blocked his exit already this month, Newcastle are ready to make a late swoop for the striker.

He has fallen out of favour at Swansea recently, and with the signing of Alberto Paloschi, it is even more unlikely that he will feature for the rest of the campaign.

There are no indications as to the fee Swansea would demand for Gomis, but the Magpies are confident that it will be less than the £24 million which West Brom turned down from the Tyneside club for Berahino.

Gomis, who has been capped 12 times by France, has played 59 times for Swansea, scoring 16 goals.

Newcastle want a new striker before the end of the transfer window to bring some much needed goal threat to their side. Seydou Doumbia has already been signed by the Magpies today, but McClaren is still on the lookout for potential deals.

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