According to RMC in France, Newcastle are in active negotiations to tie up a six month loan deal for Loic Remy, but former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is also thought to be interested in taking the French International to Crystal Palace on loan.
Loic has already showed on a season long loan from 2013-2014 that he can score goals for Newcastle – with 14 Premier League goals in 26 league appearances for the Magpies.
Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle
However, the worrying news is that the 29 year-old has asked for a week to consider the move – and that may be a ploy to allow Alan Pardew time to move in and sign the striker on loan for Palace.
Loic has never been able to break into the first team at Chelsea since he signed for them in the summer of 2014 after failing a medical in Boston for Liverpool.
Remy is very keen to get regular playing time so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in June.
But it could be a huge blow to the Magpies if Loic chooses Palace over Newcastle.
How low can you go?
That would be similar to the striker choosing QPR three years ago when the London club were bottom of the league and after a verbal agreement had been made that he would sign permanently for Newcastle in an £8M deal.
QPR were relegated in 20th place that season and then Newcastle took Loic on loan for the next season, but at the end of that season we couldn’t persuade him to sign for us.
We still hope Newcastle can get Loic in on loan – he could literally save us with his goals.
Hopefully, Newcastle have made a good offer for the French International.