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Arsenal may have already been beaten to Remy

Loic Remy

Newcastle United loanee Loic Remy is said to be on Arsenal's shopping list, but there are reports that a new side have emerged as frontrunners to sign him.

While Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly line up summer swoops for Queens Park Rangers owned marksman Loic Remy, Atletico Madrid may have made the first move,

Remy has been in excellent form on loan at Newcastle United from QPR and has scored an impressive 13 goals in 23 games.

A buy-out clause in the French star's contract means that he is allowed to leave if any club bids £10m for him and manager Harry Redknapp accepts that he will leave Loftus Road in the summer.

Arsenal and Spurs have been tipped to try and sign Remy and the player has publicly called for a top European club to step in.

According to the Spanish press, that club may well be La Liga giants Atletico Madrid, who are known to be amongst Remy's suitors.

It is being suggested that Atletico have already approached the player's agent to make informal enquiries and could have already impressed Remy with their interest.

While no business can be done before June, it is being rumoured that Atletico have made strides towards being Remy's first port of call when the window opens.

If Remy's Premier League admirers want to snap him up then they may already be forced to play catch-up.

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