ESPN are reporting that Newcastle have contacted Chelsea about a loan deal for striker Loic Remy, and as we know Loic wants to get first team football for the rest of the season so he has a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals in June.
There was news earlier today that Crystal Palace had cooled their interest in the striker and that made Newcastle favorites to get the striker in and it looks like the Magpies are moving to try to get the local deal signed.
Loic Remy – while on loan at Newcastle two years ago
It is dependent on Chelsea signing Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato of Corinthians but the latest reports are that deal is now close to being completed.
Newcastle look to have another player coming in over the next 24 hours with Andros Townsend telling Sky Sports he is excited to be joining Newcastle.
The 24 year-old England International winger said once he knew Newcastle were interested in signing him a few months ago – he only wanted to join the Tyneside club.
Getting a striker in to go with signings Jonjo Shelvey, Henri Saivet and now Andros Townsend could well be our most important signing in January.
And with the Saido Berahino deal looking difficult to close – it could be that Newcastle are going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.
We hope Newcastle going all out to sign Loic Remy on loan.
ESPN are also reporting that Remy would welcome a return to Newcastle and now it seems the (very) good news is that we have contacted Chelsea about a loan deal.
Alexandre Pato is said to be on his way to London to complete his deal to Chelsea – so this is good timing by Newcastle.
If we can get Loic on loan for the rest of the season it could be the deal that can save us from relegation this season.