The Magpies have hit a stumbling block in trying to sign both men.
Newcastle United’s hunt for new attacking reinforcements is continuing to prove difficult as the club struggles to agree deals for either QPR’s Loic Remy or Bafetimbi Gomis of Olympique Lyon, according to the Chronicle.
The Magpies have increased their interest in Gomis this week but are struggling to come to an agreement with Lyon over a price for the striker, with Newcastle offering £6.9m but the Ligue 1 club want nearer £9m.
It’s likely that the 27-year-old will be leaving the Stade De Gerland this transfer window, with only a year remaining on the striker’s contract and Lyon telling Gomis he will train with the under-19s when he returns.
Yet Newcastle are keen not to pay over the odds for a player that could be acquired for free in a year’s time and are standing firm on the price.
With a deal for the Frenchman temporarily on the back-burner, the north east side have instead turned their attention back to Remy.
The forward is expected to leave Loftus Road this summer following the Hoops’ relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2012/13 season, although an impending court case makes a permanent deal for the 26-year-old unattractive.
Therefore the Toon were toying with the idea of a 12-month loan for the attacker instead, with Remy having already proved himself in the English top tier with six goals in 14 matches since joining QPR in January.
Between the two forwards they have 30 caps for France and manager Alan Pardew sees either man as the perfect foil for current No.1 striker Papiss Cisse.