Lyon have announced the completion of Bafetimbi Gomis’ transfer to Newcastle for £8.7million making the French international the first signing of the summer for the Premier League club.

Newcastle have been pursuing a replacement for Demba Ba who left the club in January for Chelsea leaving Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse as the only strikers at the club.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed the deal in French paper Le Journal du Dimanche today the Daily Mail report.

“We agreed on Newcastle's offer for an eight million euros transfer plus two million in bonuses. The club has come to accept the player's salary claims” said Aulas.

“The deal is now subject to an agreement over the agents fees” he added.