French newspaper L’Equipe are today reporting that current Premier League leaders Leicester City have put in a €10M (£7.5M) bid for Chelsea’s French international Loic Remy.
Chelsea are ready to close a loan deal today for Corinthians striker for the rest of the season, and that should allow Remy to go out on loan – so he can get regular games and have a chance of making the French squad for the Euro 2016 finals this summer.
Loic Remy – Leicester interested
Chelsea have had a number of inquiries from a number of clubs wanting Remy – with one of them being from Newcastle who want him on a loan deal.
Loic Remy is just one of the strikers Leicester City are after in this transfer window. in an effort to increase their chances of winning the Premier League.
If that happens in May, it will have been only 13 months after they were rock bottom of the league last April with 19 points from 29 games.
Leicester are also in for Sampdoria striker Eder, and are willing to bid £10M, so it’s unclear who their first choice is.
And it will also depend on what deal Chelsea want for Loic – a permanent deal or a loan deal, with TMW yesterday reporting Chelsea want to do the Leicester deal, but we don’t know how much truth there is in that.
Earlier this week there were reports Chelsea wanted £12M for their 29 year-old French striker, so the Leicester bid is well short of that.
But Leicester could provide Loic with an interesting option of playing for the Premier League Champions for a second successive season.
Leicester are 3 points clear at the top of the Premier League and of course Chelsea were the PL Champions last season.
Getting Loic Remy in on loan seems vital for Newcastle’s survival chances and if the reports are to be believed Remy wants to come to Newcastle.
But it’s always difficult to know exactly what the players really think and a lot of it is simply paper talk.
However in this case we hope the reports are true that Loic wants to return to Newcastle on loan.
He could be the man who saves us this season.