Gomis didn't fancy pay cut

Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed his proposed move to Newcastle fell through due to his reluctance to take a drop in wages.

" had a talk with Newcastle's coach and we found an agreement.

Then there were talks with Lyon. There was a first offer, which was refused, and then a second one, which was accepted.

Newcastle then came back to me and asked me to make an effort on wages - but I never asked anything as it was my club which wanted to transfer me, so the effort had to be made by Newcastle or Lyon.

– Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis speaking to Canal Plus