Last Updated: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 14:38
Bafetimbi Gomis will not be joining Newcastle or any other club in this transfer window, according to Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
The 28-year-old France international, who scored 18 goals in all competitions for the Ligue 1 outfit last season, has been linked with a move to Newcastle for most of the summer.
However it appeared no move would take place when, after a fee was agreed between the clubs, the Magpies couldn't agree personal terms with Gomis' representatives.
Reports last week then suggested that a move could be back on the cards, while it is a thought an unnamed Turkish club are interested with Gomis thought to favour a switch to the German Bundesliga.
But Aulas has tweeted: "We have to face facts, there isn't an offer that Bafe has accepted despite (interest from) the 'English' and the 'Turks' and Lyon need a player like him."
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