Lyon star Bafetimbi Gomis’ contract ends this summer, alerting Newcastle to return chasing for his services, Mirror reports.

Gomis has been on the Magpie’s radar for some time but were unsuccessful with previous bids.

However with the striker now on a free, Newcastle will attempt to lure him to St. James Park one more time.

It is reported that the 28-year-old was offered £85,000 a week by the Toon, but the Frenchman will only agree to a move with a £100,000 weekly salary.

A string of top European clubs are also chasing the attacker, as well as Premier League sides Sunderland, Swansea, and West Ham United.

Swansea are closely monitoring the situation due to star striker Wilfried Bony, who scored 25 goals in his debut season, possibly leaving to a bigger side.

But it is Newcastle that is likely to land Gomis this summer, with manager Alan Pardew in need of improving their performances after a dreadful end to the 2013/2014 season.

Current striker Loic Remy is likely not to renew his loan-contract with the Magpies this summer, joining a top six club instead.