Wigan's James McCarthy next in line with Bafetimbi Gomis on verge of Newcastle switch
Magpies could make a move for £15m rated midfielder after agreeing a deal with Lyon for striker Bafetimbi Gomis
Newcastle want to sign the Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, ahead of competition from Everton after agreeing a fee that could reach £8.7m for Bafetimbi Gomis.
The Lyons forward will become a Newcastle player if agent's fees and add-ons in the deal can be finalised. Newcastle have also made an approach for the Republic of Ireland international McCarthy as they prepare for the possibility of losing their vice-captain Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain.
Wigan want around £20m for the 22-year-old McCarthy. That is out of both Everton and Newcastle's budget, but both clubs believe he can be signed for significantly less. McCarthy is also said to be open to the possibility of moving to St James' Park following Wigan's relegation to the Championship. McCarthy did not miss a Premier League game for his side last season.
Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyons president, confirmed a fee had been agreed with Newcastle for Gomis. "We have accepted the proposal of Newcastle, which is €8m, plus €2m bonus," he said. "The agreement is now linked to the acceptance of agent's fees. "
Latest in Sport
Preston fan who appeared to snatch Jermaine Beckford's shirt from eight-year-old boy identified and says: 'the truth will come out'
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue
England 'favourites' to host 2018 World Cup following Fifa arrests
Premier League 2015/16 kits: Confirmed and rumoured strips from Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and others
Manchester United season player ratings: Grading Louis van Gaal's entire squad
- 1 Autistic adults could take pure MDMA to 'reduce social anxiety'
- 2 Stolen Instagram photo sells for $90,000
- 3 Before you complain about your GP, this is what you need to know about actually doing the job
- 4 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity
- 5 Paracetamol Challenge: Mother of girl killed by overdose pleads with teenagers not to take part
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote