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Leicester Challenge Newcastle For Loic Remy

8:40 am, Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 66 Comments

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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Loan Moves · Loic Remy · Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

66 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    Remy wont sign a permanent deal with anyone while chelsea pay his wages. I still think he is out best bet on loan while we try and get out of this mess.

  • 2 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:46 AM

    Best news of the day.

  • 3 the broons // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:47 AM


    I agree, Remy is still in the bad books for twice rejecting us. However if he scores enough goals in 6 months to keep us up then I would be happy to take him on loan then look to a more longer term target in the summer.

  • 4 the broons // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Also just heard about this apparent “arranged friendly”.

    If this is true then Mcclaren deserves 10 times more abuse than what Pardew got. Total disregard towards that fixture and what it means to the fans.

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:51 AM


    Yep. He will never be a permanent option, but we should be taking advantage of his French National team ambitions. We wont be able to find a permanent option until we know which league we are in next season,so like you say, summer is when we look at that.

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    the broons,
    Friendly ?

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:52 AM

    Arranged freindly????

  • 8 lochinvar // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    Spuds looking to offer £18m for Berahino now they have £12m in the kitty from us for Townsend.
    Chelsea want to sell Remy for £12m and Leicester reported to be interested -they wouldn’t sell Vardy would they ?

    Just seems the closer we get to the Transfer deadline the more ridiculous the deals become.

  • 9 Toon_Tom // Jan 27, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Newcastle V Sunderland behind closed doors – not exactly friendly…

    Queue multiple injuries and a 3-0 thumping again i’m sure.

  • 10 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    I posted a link to this “friendly” a cpl days ago as I couldn’t beleive it was true.

    I can sorta see the reasoning behind it but I’d me more worried about injuries etc than the little bit of match fitness for the players.

    If it’s all the fringe players us one or two first teamers then fine, full starting eleven is to big a risk to take IMO.

  • 11 giimps // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Arranged friendly vs Mackems over the FA cup weekend since we’re both out already, great idea , I don’t know why he don’t just get a couple of hammers to our players legs ……..less risky than playing vs them

  • 12 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Plus one or two

  • 13 lesh // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    If this is true about Leicester and Remy, then Charnley will have well and truly cocked up.

  • 14 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Remy is 29, anyone think we’ll buy him?

    Just wondering as it goes against our transfer policy

  • 15 hibbitt // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    its pure madness the risks are huge and the benefits are small why bother

  • 16 hibbitt // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    AGAIN !!!!

  • 17 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:10 AM


    There was a point in his career that he was more famous for dating glamour models than he was as a footballer. Which part of his nufc career was that helping.
    I was once out with mclenn for a meal with our partners, we ended up in the bio section in baja on the quayside, me and my lass ended up speaking to nobby and his wife for most of the night, around 11:30 dyer cort saylor and loads of hangers on came in, never mixed with the senior players collected about 7-8 really pretty girls then went to corts apartment up next to the keep, yeh, I’m sure none of this has anything to do with his priorities or fitness problems.

    I’m not questioning his loyalty to the club, I like him playing for us, and I also think he could have been a great CB, brave as hell, but celebrity girlfriends got in the way

  • 18 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    The friendly vs scum is for the tin foil cup,

  • 19 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:12 AM

    Strange call at best, however, i am not sure it would be played with any bad blood, simply because it is to help both sides stay match fit, and also there is no crowd beying for blood (lets be honest, the fans are a big reason as to why derby matches boil over). These are pro-players who are not playing for points or a cup and are trying to put themselves in the right condition to fight relegation.

    Having said all that, i am not saying it was necesarily a good idea, but i do see why it might have been arranged.

  • 20 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Vip section not bio. Dam predictive

  • 21 saltiresfan // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    The obsession with midfielders and forwards shows this is a club in denial. Great clubs defend on the halfway line with tall paces defenders who’s job it is to stop the other team scoring. Newcastle backline is made up of fullback who think they are wingers who go awall and a captain so slow he dare not venture anywhere near the halfway line. FACT newcastle need to score 3 goals per game to get a draw.

  • 22 Toon Tang // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    The winners get the key to Cashley’s chastity belt.

  • 23 DicBDownUnder // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    I have noticed over the last week or so with Townsend link that a lot of people have been saying ”where would he fit in?” ”you wouldnt drop Perez”. And now that it’s pretty much a done deal, people are posting their teams and they have all dropped Perez for Townsend…. if that is to happen, is that not sending bad signals to Perez? He has produced more than Sissoko this season. Why not drop Sissoko for Townsend?

  • 24 Toon_Tom // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Dic – purely because Townsend will bring a balance to the team with Sissoko on the right and Townsend on the left. Townsend has been told he will be on the left and IMO id prefer to keep sissoko on the pitch

  • 25 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:27 AM


    No I don’t think it sends bad signals to Perez, I don’t think he sees his elf as a LW player, but he is doing a job for the team.

    Perez for me is a CF, he needs games in that position, he is a sharp player with an eye for goal, playing him out of position is not good for him or the team.

  • 26 WWSBRD // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    That’s not a fact

  • 27 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    Like Tom says, it’s more about balanc.

    I like that in this transfer window we have added a more forward thinking MF, and that we now have options for that forward thinking MF, Gini we be more free in the AMC role, and we have real pace on both wings, which should spread opposition defences a bit more wider creating more space ( in an ideal world that is ).

  • 28 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:35 AM


    Our captain has put in some great performances this season. Along with some poor ones but I would say he has more good days than bad days.
    That said I don’t think he should be captain. To be honest , right now id give it to Gini or Shelvy

  • 29 TroubledToon // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    I doubt Remy would want to go to Leics and play second fiddle to Vardy. Leics are looking at signing someone to ease the burden on Vardy and I’m pretty sure Remy would rather warm Chelsea’s bench than Leicester City’s

  • 30 Rotonda heights // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    SM is rapidly justifying the wally tag more by the day. A”friendly” v sunderland. One day he may have a good idea.

    We’ve blown a stack on AT, but still no sign of the speedy goal scorer, CB or LB. Lacazette stupid money and doesn’t want to come. Ditto berahino and remy looking unlikely.

    The lack of forward planning by the teaboy, pensioner and failed manager are driving this convoy to the championship from where we may never return for many years.

    Yes ash finally splashed the cash but giving nearly 100M to the 3 stooges makes him just as culpable.

  • 31 toon kk // Jan 27, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    If Remy does come don’t expect the same player we had last time, he’s spent the last two years bench warming, he’s had so little first team action it could take a few games just to see an improvement, same for Townsend.

  • 32 beermonkey // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM


    big fear now is we give perma crock taylor a new deal

    if we do I am expect a very quiet summer
    amd the line we bought forward our summer business in jan

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM

    lesh…Charnley has cooked it up already. Or main priorities were a CB and a FW. None of it has been taken care of…

  • 34 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:06 AM


    I’d be shocked if Saylor got another contract (sort of) I saw his games played vs games NUFC have played and it’s shocking.

    If Ashley doesn’t like paying wages for people who sit on the bench I can’t see him being saylors biggest fan.

  • 35 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    *Or = Our

  • 36 sparky55 // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    I think Remy would score more goals right here right now than Mitrovic who has obviously lost his mojo. I don’t think it would take Remy any time at all to get going but all irrelevant anyway…he ain’t coming back up north again…he loves London life too much and will go to a club within reach of London so his domestic arrangements don’t have to change for sure.

  • 37 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:10 AM


    211 games since 03/04

  • 38 sparky55 // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Unless a very good defensive signing comes out of the blue before the end of window it will show what bunch of idiots we have running this club.

    I know Ashley likes a gamble, we’ve all seen him gamble with the future of the club before like last season but he obviously doesn’t learn and loves the ‘high’ gambling with big stakes gives him.

    He’s obviously got targets like Jetro lined up but rather than pay very little now he’s happy to gamble we’ll stay up and pay less in 6 months time but with what’s at stake why gamble to this extent???

    I don’t think we needed Townsend to be honest…we’ve made quite a few good chances in the last 5 games but just haven’t converted them as well as let in pathetic goals at the other end…so surely the short term January window strategy should have been a striker at any cost and a good centre halve at any cost once we secured Shelvey early on in the window.

  • 39 beermonkey // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:19 AM


    it would be stupid to give him a deal but this is Newcastle and we do stupid all the time

  • 40 sparky55 // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    we may as well leave that decision as to whether to offer him another deal til the summer depending on which division we’ll be in because let’s face it…based on his injury history which other premiership team would offer him a deal anyway.

    His level is the championship.

  • 41 davetoon // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Good having pace on the wings as long as they run both ways. Sissoko has improved on that recently but haven’t seen enough of Townsend to say

  • 42 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM


    We’d be top of the league if you got points for stupid

  • 43 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:28 AM


    I kind of disagree with you, CB is a problem , but for me the biggest problem about our game was where it was being played, ( I don’t mean which ground ),

    Our forward line was weak to , but it is our MF where all the problems stem from, we played far to deep and with MF that passed the ball sideways and backwards, our out lets where limited to long punts to no one or give it too sissoko and let him run with it.

    Regardless of your personal feelings towards Mac, he has us playing higher up the pitch, which in turn should help the DF out, it’s should be easier for them to pick a man and stay with him, playing deep means your half of the pitch is packed and no one knows who has who, if you lose the ball, it’s very quickly in the back of the net.

    On the playing staff front , he has had to give them a chance to prove themselves first, and you can see they have improved, but we did lack forward thinking players, now he is getting the right type of player IMO to help play much higher up the pitch but also to give good options both left and right and center. If we can get a goal scorer in, we have got a good team, with pace power and intelligence.

  • 44 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    Speaking of mistakes, check out who NUFC and Leicesters most important players are.

    Some good talking points

  • 45 optimistic prime // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:31 AM

  • 46 beermonkey // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    I saw the other day that mbabu’s deal runs out in the summer with Aarons
    no news on deals for that pair

  • 47 catchy in norway // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:35 AM


    I said the other day he was one of our better players this season, while he does not attack much , he is a solid defender , and has been clocked as the 4th fastest player this season in the prem. We have lacked a good player in front of him for him to be apriecated fully. Not many skin dummett

  • 48 beermonkey // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:45 AM


    dummett has grown on me and I hope he plays more at centre back soon
    at left back he is no worse than simpson was at right back and simpson is doing well at Leicester with the right player in front it works

    is hadiara going to make it here or should we jt cut our losses with him

  • 49 ilovetoon8788 // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    So when are we going to buy a left back? Or are we going to play the doomed to fail 3-5-2 because we do not have enough defenders after splashing more than 60million?

  • 50 Toon_Tom // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    id get Santon back – isn’t getting much playing time at the moment – plus he has a geordie WAG.

    Should never have let him go anyway mind!

  • 51 Bambams // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Been told Thauvin got injured quite badly yesterday during training so he won’t be going anywhere.
    Steve Taylor is playing today, think it’s some friendly v mackems ?

  • 52 chewbaccy // Jan 27, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    taylor pulls hammy putting his boots on

  • 53 SPRINGY // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    morning all
    i think dummet will move to cb in the summer as i believe willems will join us if we stay in the premier….haidara cant seem to get a run of games without injury unfortunately so looks like he may have dropped down the pecking order to back up left back….maybe thats why they have’nt been chasing a cb….come the summer we will have mbemba,dummet lascelles,colo and pretty sure taylor will get a contract as he seems willing to sit on the bench as back up

  • 54 lesh // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:14 AM


    If this ‘derby’s’ supposed to be a friendly, it’s to be hoped that Clattermole’s kept well away from the pitch.

    But on the upside, it’ll give Saylor an opportunity to sustain yet another long-term injury. It’d be a shame if he didn’t manage a full season out.

  • 55 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    SPRINGY…I hope we will upgrade our CB situation in the summer and move Dummett on to the Championship.

  • 56 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    lesh…it’s a good way to give some game time to those who are not regulars. And even up morale by beating the Scum 😉

    …cheer up! Not everything had

  • 57 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    …has a downside!

  • 58 Jib // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Looks like we’ve made our final offer for Lacazette of nearly £23 million (30 million euros)

  • 59 Ron Knee // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:34 AM


    Maybe there’ll be no need to move Dummett in the summer!

  • 60 hibbitt // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    there’s a lot on the deadwood list before Dummett good pro well worth keeping

  • 61 Mister Tuff // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Sunderland friendly – risky to say the least. Could be a good opportunity for the likes of Clattermole to practice his leg breaker and scissor tackles without fear of sanction.
    Injury to any of our better players would enhance their survival bid this season as we are competing against them to stay up.

  • 62 beermonkey // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:47 AM


    we need a squad and dummett falls into that he is decent back up were never going to have 4 cbs the standard of mbemba
    I cant see him moaning that he is not playing no need to replace him for a while

  • 63 Jib // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Here’s the John Irving interview in the Northern Rock without the Mag’s spiteful spin.

  • 64 Mag52 // Jan 27, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    What’s the betting that that old street fighter Sam was the one who came up with the idea of a ‘friendly’ against the Mackems ?
    He’ll have his plan all worked out to do over our recent signings plus Wini.
    We’re likely to be in a premiership life or death struggle with the scum for the rest of the season.
    ‘Friendly’ talk is the last thing we should be talking with our local rivals at this critical point in the season.

  • 65 DicBDownUnder // Jan 27, 2016 at 1:28 PM


    catchy in norway

    Good point about balance. It makes it a hard one for SM. I agree that Perez is a CF and should be played there. Wini looks top notch in the n10 position.

    Would you think about benching Mitrovic since he’s not scoring, but he does an awful lot of hold up play and bringing other players into the game. How long can that go on though since a CF’s job is essentially to score goals. And only scoring goals will keep us up, because we sure aint gunna stop conceding them!

  • 66 beefman13 // Jan 27, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    We can’t be too choosy, we need goals asap, imo we want Remy in loan, if Leicester push the boat out and buy Remy, they could get champs league.

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