Newcastle United are close to signing French striker Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon, according to the president of the French club. A deal should be completely finalized in the next 48 hours.
According to The Daily Mail newspaper, Newcastle will pay up to £8.7million for the 27-year-old, who scored 16 league goals for Lyon last season.
Gomis, who has been dubbed ‘Baby Drogba’ in France, is a 27-year-old striker who was 10 caps for the French national team.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Bafetimbi Gomis to join Newcastle United in next 48 hours — Sky Sports
- Arsene Wenger claims current squad can compete for Premier League title — The Independent
- Even if Gareth Bale goes, Spurs look healthy — The Guardian
- Chelsea join Arsenal in race for Bayern Munich’s Luiz Gustavo — Metro
- Gareth Bale £105 million transfer to Real Madrid ‘agreed’ — Evening Standard
- Fulham make improved £5m offer for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent — Sky Sports
- Stoke City join chase for Manchester City winger Scott Sinclair — The Telegraph
- Cardiff defender Steven Caulker sets his sights on England World Cup squad — Wales Online
- Where will Sky Sports stop in its bid to eclipse BT Sport? — The Independent
- Crystal Palace sign midfielder Elliot Grandin on one-year deal — Sky Sports
- Chelsea v Inter Milan International Champions Cup highlights — FOX Soccer
- Hard for Gareth Bale to resist Real move, says Harry Redknapp — BBC Sport
- Coventry City Ltd enter liquidation and face 15 points deduction — Sky Sports
- One Direction star Louis Tomlinson likely to appear for Doncaster Rovers reserves — The Guardian
- QPR eyeing move for Colombian striker Duvan Zapata — Sky Sports
- QPR are reportedly set to sign midfielder Gary O’Neil — Sky Sports
- Bayern Munich midfielder Emre Can joins Leverkusen — Bayern Munich
- Real Madrid’s 11-year-old American prodigy – video — The Guardian
- Real Madrid v LA Galaxy International Champions Cup highlights — FOX Soccer
- Univision secures hefty Guadalajara contract — SportsPro
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