Arsenal and Liverpool given huge boost in pursuit of striker

Loic Remy

See what Harry Redknapp had to say about the future of Arsenal and Liverpool target Loic Remy.

According to reports, both Liverpool and Arsenal have been handed a considerable boost in their pursuit of attacking reinforcements this summer, with Queens Park Rangers’ manager Harry Redknapp suggesting the highly coveted Loic Remy is available for around just £8 million.

The Frenchman’s situation is being monitored by the two club’s as Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger prepare to improve their respective sides over the forthcoming window.

Remy, who signed for QPR in January 2013, has spent the entire season on-loan at Newcastle, where he has been phenomenal. The 27-year-old netted 14 Premier League goals in 26 appearances for the Toon, as he provided a glimmer of class during what ultimately proved to be a poor club campaign.

His parent club returned to the top flight on Saturday following a dramatic 1-0 win over Derby in the SkyBet Championship play-off final but Redknapp does not expect to be able to call on Remy's services next season.

'I don't see (Loic) Remy wanting to come back and play,' said Redknapp 'He's talking about playing Champions League somewhere.'

'I wouldn't know what he'll do, but I think he's got a buy-out clause which is at a reasonable level.'

'Not much more than we paid for him.'

Remy has been selected in France’s World Cup squad, meaning any club looking to do a deal for the striker will want to tie it up before the tournament kicks off in Brazil next month.

Liverpool have reportedly held talks with the player in recent days and it seems the Reds are currently in pole position to secure his signature.

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