Newcastle drop Bafetimbi Gomis interest

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Newcastle United have dropped their interest in signing French international striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon, according to SkySports.

Newcastle were understood to have increased their offer for the striker in the region of £7million.

The 27-year-old will not be joining the Premier League club this summer, after the Magpies withdrew from negotiations to sign the Lyon striker, and have reportedly switched their interest to Queens Park Rangers' Loic Remy, according to SkySources.

Gomis has also been attracting interest from Premier League side Swansea City, before the Swans completed their transfer record signing of Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem.

Gomis scored against Tottenham Hotspur last campaign at White Hart Lane, in their round of 32 draw in the Europa League. 

Magpies' manager Alan Pardew is ready to bolster his attacking options; Pardew is readying to turn his attention to QPR forward Remy, who has been linked with a potential loan deal to Newcastle.

Alan Pardew and Joe Kinnear have been working to recruit new talent in front of goal, to help Newcastle regain their lost form last season. 

Remy was close to making a switch to the Geordies in January, before Harry Redknapp's QPR snapped him up from Marseille.


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