Monday, 21st January, 2013

Newcastle United have made an offer to Bordeaux for striker Yoan Gouffran, according to French daily Sud-Ouest.

The Magpies are trying to replace Demba Ba, who joined Chelsea earlier this month.

The English side were in the thick of the race to sign Loic Remy from Marseille, but lost out to fellow Premier League outfit QPR, whose faith the striker instantly repaid by scoring with his first shot in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Newcastle have now moved on to other targets and are casting their eyes towards Gouffran.


The forward’s contract with Bordeaux expires at the end of the current season and he has refused to pen a new deal, despite the French outfit making him what they termed a generous offer.

Gouffran does seem set for the exit and Newcastle want him this month.

And so, the Magpies have slapped in an offer of €750,000 for the 26-year-old.

Bordeaux however are believed to want at least €1M to sell the forward during the current window.

It remains to be seen if a compromise can be found, but the Ligue 1 outfit would at least realise a fee by selling the prolific goalscorer this month, rather than letting him run down his contract.

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