Gomis leaves St Etienne for Lyon

LYON - France striker Bafetimbi Gomis looks poised to join seven-times champions Olympique Lyon from Ligue 1 rivals St Etienne after the clubs reached an agreement, Lyon said on Wednesday. Gomis, 23, was expected to sign a five-year contract for a transfee fee of around 15 million euros, a Lyon spokesman told Reuters. Lyon, who lost France striker Karim Benzema to Real Madrid, purchased another forward earlier this month with Argentina international Lisandro Lopez joining from from FC Porto.