Last Updated: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:30
Newcastle have suffered another setback on the transfer front following the news Bafetimbi Gomis has ruled out a move away from Lyon.
Toon boss Alan Pardew was ready to turn his attention to the striker after missing out on Loic Remy, who opted for a move to Queens Park Rangers, but he is keen to stay at Lyon until the end of the season.
Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked but Lyon's president Jean-Michel Aulas says the player has turned down the chance to move on to pastures new.
"We had offers for Gomis, but he refused," he told BeIn Sport.
Gomis himself has also insisted he is happy at Lyon and reiterated his desire to at least see the season out, although he knows that could change quickly if Lyon decide to sell.
"I want to finish the season here but the club also has their say, let's wait and see. Until the window closes there will be speculation," he told Sky Sports.
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