QPR manager Harry Redknapp confirmed on Saturday that Loic Remy will be joining Chelsea as a replacement for Fernando Torres in the next 48 hours, and it seems that Remy will get his wish and join a top four club in England – with Arsenal also said to be interested in signing the French striker.
Loic Remy could yet join Debuchy at Arsenal
And Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had this to say about Loic Remy after his side’s astonishing 6-3 win at Everton yesterday:
“I know that we’re trying since yesterday to get Loic Remy, since we knew Fernando was leaving.” “Now it’s time to make some calls and have news. We have a fantastic doctor and I trust him completely. They will identify any problem.”
“He has lots of people working with him in different areas, and for sure we’ll try to identify clearly what the situation is.” “The information we have from specialists in different areas is that he does not have a problem to play football.”
But it’s not yet a done deal with Remy thought to be having a medical, but Arsenal have made a last-minute bid to sign the striker in an attempt to scupper Chelsea’s move for the striker.
Chelsea are said to be close to agreeing wages with Remy after meeting the Frenchman’s £8M release clause in his contract – but last night Arsenal contacted QPR to confirm they were also willing to pay the £8M and presumably will now have a chance to persuade Remy to join them.
The Gunners had pulled out of a move for the 27 year-old striker earlier this summer over his wage demands.
Arsenal could still pip Chelsea to the player and are keen to replace the injured French International striker Olivier Giroud, who is out injured until at least next year.
So it seems Remy could still make another last minute move and land up at Arsenal rather than Chelsea – and he seems to be making a habit of it after moving to QPR at the last minute in January of last year, after Newcastle had a verbal agreement from him and his representatives that he would join Newcastle.
We’re not sure who Newcastle can bring in as a striker in the next two days of the transfer window, with Alexandre Lacazette wanting to stay at Lyon for the season.
We had two of our back four players (Janmaat and Williamson) score for us yesterday in the disappointing 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, and our forwards are still having trouble being able to put the ball into the back of the net.
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