Tottenham really 'Loic' Remy - Newcastle United man becomes target

The QPR striker, on loan at Newcastle United, is attracting the attention of Spurs and Andre-Villas Boas.

Newcastle fans may want to brace themselves for yet more Loic Remy related heartbreak, with reports suggesting the Frenchman could be set to turn down a permanent deal with the club in favour of moving to Tottenham Hotspur.

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According to a report from the Express, Andre Villas-Boas is believed to be keen on recruiting the forward, who has made a blistering start to life on Tyneside with five goals in five Premier League appearances so far this term.

By contrast, Spurs have struggled for goals of late with just four registered in their last five top-flight fixtures, while £26m summer signing Roberto Soldado has found the net twice, with both of those goals coming from the penalty spot.

Any continuation of this relatively barren spell for Spurs could prompt the club to go back into the transfer market, with Remy seen as the ideal addition given how quickly he has acclimatised to the pace of the Premier League.

The Frenchman is also thought to favour a permanent move to London, having previously opted to sign for Queens Park Rangers over the Toon Army last January.

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Remy only arrived at Newcastle on loan this summer after QPR’s relegation to the Championship and speaking to the Express earlier this week, manager Alan Pardew admitted that the Geordie club were far from agreeing a permanent deal for the forward.

'He is a player on our books and we are pleased to have him, but at the moment he is a QPR player,' he said. 'It was interesting to read Harry Redknapp's comments that he probably won't be going back, but we will have to see.'

Tottenham are not alone in their admiration of the France international, with West Ham United also thought to be tracking the player, with a view to improving their options going forward.

Last weekend a mixture of injuries and poor form prompted Hammers boss Sam Allardyce to start Mohamed Diame up front, though the switch proved a canny one, as they romped to a 3-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane.

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