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Premier League target eyes Lyon exit

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Long-term Newcastle target Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed that he's 'unlikely' to sign a new deal with current club Lyon.

With just a year left on his contract, Lyon have been desperate to try and sell the 28-year-old striker before they stand to lose him for free next summer.

However, with the collapse of his move to Newcastle and Swansea not following up their initial interest, Gomis said today that he doesn't see himself signing a new deal with Lyon - which has alerted several Premier League clubs.

Speaking on a French TV show, Canal Football Club, Gomis revealed the reason behind the failure was because Newcastle asked him to take a pay cut.

"I had a talk with Newcastle's coach (Alan Pardew) and we found an agreement," he said.

"Newcastle then came back to me and asked me to make an effort on wages - but I never asked anything as it was my club which wanted to transfer me, so the effort had to be made by Newcastle or Lyon."

When asked about a new deal with Lyon he simply replied: "Now I think after what has been said and done, it is not conceivable to talk about any prolongation." 

Gomis has scored 53 goals in 143 games for Lyon since his arrival from St. Etienne in 2009 and has scored three times for France in 10 games.

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