Gameiro wants European action

The Magpies have been leading the chase for the Lorient striker and

have already agreed a deal after bidding €12million. But

while Lorient are happy for him to go, Gameiro is not so keen and

has never hidden his desire to move to Spain after Valencia emerged

as suitors. Now Paris Saint-Germain have also joined the race for

his signature, and the forward has now admitted he would be more

than happy with a switch to the capital. Speaking from the French

national training ground in Clairefontaine, he told Le Parisien: “I

want to go to a bigger club than Lorient in France or abroad. “I

have always said I am a fan of Spain, this is the football I love.”

Valencia are currently only bidding €7million, which could

see PSG come in and steal a march on them, and Gameiro would not be

unhappy with this. “If I go abroad it is to play in the Champions

League,” he continued. “If I stay in France, this would be for the

Champions League and maybe also the Europa League.” PSG missed out

on a Champions League spot in France, but they are in the Europa

League next season. “I know Paris, and I have loved the club since

I was a child, and have spoken to Mamadou [Sakho, PSG captain] and

he is pushing me to come,” the player added. Newcastle remain

confident of getting Gameiro, but it appears their target is

pushing to move elsewhere.