Last Updated: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:12
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is very keen to sign Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis and has called on the Toon's hierarchy to buy him.
Les Gones have admitted they are eager to sell the France international this summer as they look to trim the wage bill at the Stade de Gerland.
Both Cardiff and Swansea have been heavily linked with a move for the 27-year-old, with the Swans agreeing a fee for the hitman, only for Gomis to turn down a move as he looks to remain in France.
With the Welsh duo having given up their pursuits of Gomis, Newcastle are now looking to try their luck, with Pardew desperate to bring in a new striker before the Premier League season starts.
The Toon manager admits he is a big fan of the Lyon forward and is hopeful the club will finance a move for him in the not too distant future.
"Gomis is a player who would suit us, and we should pursue it as strongly as we can," Pardew told The Daily Mirror.
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