Newcastle United have taken a step closer to signing Bafetimbi Gomis from Lyon.
The French club initially rejected Newcastleâ€™s ÂŁ7million offer for the 27-year old striker but reports suggest they will now accept the proposal.
Toon boss Alan Pardew, who is also keen on Aston Villaâ€™s Darren Bent and QPRâ€™s Loic Remy, is confident of bringing in some new faces prior to Tuesdayâ€™s friendly with Scottish club Rangers.
â€śWeâ€™re not concerned about any of our targets slipping away - we will pay what we think is the right price,â€ť he said.
â€śIâ€™m hoping something happens before Rangers. I think thatâ€™s a realistic deadline.
â€śWeâ€™ve always managed to get somebody over the line and I think we will this time.â€ť