Arsenal are planning a £12 million summer move for Loic Remy, according to the Metro.
The Gunners are known to be hunting for a striker to add to their front-line after Olivier Giroud has struggled to score the goals required to be a permanent inclusion in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up.
Giroud has notched 21 times in 53 appearances for Arsenal this season, but has faced little competition from other squad members to take his place in the starting line-up when his form has dipped.
The main threat to his starting berth has come from Yaya Sanogo in recent times, but the youngster’s lack of experience has shown in his fleeting appearances in the famous red shirt so far.
Nicklas Bendtner, too, has consistently fallen short of the standard required to play for a club of Arsenal’s stature during his period at the club.
Remy, meanwhile, is known to be available for transfer, especially as Queens Park Rangers, his current club, are no guarantees to gain promotion from the Championship, following a disappointing season in England’s second tier, which has led to them failing short of the automatic places and having to settle for a spot in the playoffs.
The 27-year-old, jet-heeled striker has spent the entirety of the campaign on loan at Newcastle United where he has shone, in what has been a generally disappointing campaign for the Tyneside outfit.
Remy has scored 13 goals in 28 appearances for Alan Pardew’s men, and impressed the St. James’ faithful with his tireless work-rate.
It all means that Wenger has identified the former Marseille man as the solution to his striking problems and is likely to make a bid before the World Cup – when his price could increase more if he is to showcase his ability for France.