Bafetimbi Gomis
Bafetimbi Gomis

Tottenham and Newcastle United have been encouraged to continue their pursuit of Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis who claims he is yet to decide his future with his contract set to expire this summer.

The French international has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League during the last year and with his contract at Lyon set to expire on 30 June he is currently free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with other clubs.

Reports have previously suggested he has already decided his next destination but Gomis recently revealed in a press conference that his future remains uncertain – urging Alan Pardew's side and Spurs to act quickly to secure his services.

"I play with the mind of a player who loves his club and respects his contract, I am very proud to be part of Lyon and I have not signed any agreement with any club yet," Gomis said.

Newcastle were heavily linked with the French striker over the course of the summer and reports suggested that the deal collapsed at the very last minute because of Lyon's huge demands.

Now, with his contract expiring in less than six months, it is understood that Pardew will make a new attempt to sign him – especially considering that Loic Remy is only on loan at St James' Park from QPR until the end of the season.

Gomis has claimed in the past that he would love to move to England and the number of French speakers at the Magpies may play a key role in his decision to move to Newcastle.

However, othe reports recently claimed that Tim Sherwood was also considering signing him to replace Jermain Defoe, given his penchant for playing with two strikers up-front and the need for consistent back up for Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado.

Meanwhile, Gomis' agent Francesco Di Frisco recently revealed that Gomis is likely to move to the Premier League.

"He is rather heading to the Premier League. We are in negotiations with several clubs. His €2.5m salary demands (£2m or £40,000-a-week) offer English clubs a big advantage."

Gomis scored 16 Ligue 1 goals for Lyon last season and has already netted eight in 18 appearences this campaign and is hoping to earn a spot in the France squad for the summer's World Cup.