Former Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has five Premier League clubs interested in grabbing his signature this summer, as reported by Sky Sports.
The France international has been a long term Newcastle target and they are in pole position to snap up the free agent, who was released by Lyon at the end of last season.
The Premier League looks to be the destination for Gomis, however the club is not yet decided and West Ham, Swansea and Sunderland are set to battle Newcastle for the 28-year-olds signature.
Gomis’ agent Willie McKay has admitted that his client is in demand and that some big clubs are in advanced talks with the striker.
“I am speaking to five Premier League clubs about Bafetimbi and it is no surprise there is a lot of interest in him as he is one of the best free agents out there,” McKay told Sky Sports.
“I am speaking to one very ambitious chairman of an ambitious club and they are very keen to sign him and Bafetimbi will go to a club who proves they really want him.
“The club who are really pushing for him have held a long-term interest in him and made a big bid for him before when he was under contract at Lyon.”