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Bafetimbi Gomis deal delayed, Remy 'close' per Joe Kinnear

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Shaun Botterill

Newcastle United have agreed to a transfer fee and wages for French striker Bafetimbi Gomis, but the Toon could have to wait another eight days for the deal to complete, per Lyon president Jean-Michael Aulas.

"We have accepted Newcastle's conditions and Gomis has accepted theirs too. It could still go haywire. There are minor issues which could cause problems," Aulas told The Chronicle. "Either way, the deal won't be done for another eight days probably."

Waiting the eight days wouldn't be a big issue, except for the fact that it just creates more time for the deal to be botched and cancelled, especially with Joe Kinnear mentioning that a few other teams are after Gomis. Lyon has to sell Gomis however, because they risk losing him on a free next season when his contract expires, so there shouldn't be any torpedoing of the deal on their end.

In other news, everyone's favorite football director Joe Kinnear told Sky Sports News that a deal for Remy is very close to being completed.

"We're very close to agreeing that," Kinnear said vis The Chronicle, finally breaking his silence during the transfer window. "Maybe Monday or Tuesday we'll be in a position to say yea or nay."

Kinnear also mentioned in the interview at Darren Bent is still a possibility, which would give the Toon an apparent overflow of riches at the striker position, especially if both the Gomis and Remy deals go through.

Bent at this point however feels like a last case scenario option.

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