Newcastle United have entered talks with Lyon for Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Sun says Toon are desperate to boost their strike force with Papiss Cisse's future in doubt after his row over shirt sponsors Wonga.

Talks are under way with Lyon ace Gomis and Pards' hopes of nicking him from under the noses of Aston Villa have been boosted by the news that Christian Benteke has signed a new deal with the Midlanders.

And Newcastle could land the 27-year-old for £7million - £3m less than they offered five years ago - because he has just one year left on his deal.