Loic Remy’s future is unclear but he is hoping for a “dream” move to Chelsea this summer

Loic Remy

rench striker Loic Remy has stated that he is holding out for a “dream” move to Chelsea this summer, but would the move to Stamford Bridge be a wise one for the QPR forward?

France Football report that Remy has a “concrete” offer from Tottenham, and his representatives are also in talks with Arsenal, but the 27-year-old would prefer to play under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

And it would appear that a permanent move to Newcastle is now out of the question, after a successful loan spell this season saw the Frenchman score 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances.

Remy will return to parent club QPR after the World Cup, but is unlikely to stay very long, with big teams across the capital interested in securing the service of the pacey forward.

Harry Redknapp’s side gained promotion back to the Premier League on Saturday, but this is not thought to be enough to convince the former Marseille man to stay.

“I don't see 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.”

This would suggest any transfer would cost around £8m, and Remy is hoping to use the World Cup as a platform to showcase his talents.

He told L’Equipe: “The World Cup is a way of putting myself on display.

“Newcastle want to hire me but I don't know if I will stay there.

“During the World Cup I could be a good surprise. At every World Cup and Euro there are players that you don't expect who really impress.”

A move to Chelsea would certainly be a big move for Remy, but he would not see the game time that he has enjoyed at Newcastle, and could quite easily play a similar role to that of Demba Ba since his move the Stamford Bridge in January 2013.

Ba only started five games for the Blues last season due to competition for places and is expected to move on this summer.

With Chelsea reportedly set to add Diego Costa, and still looking at other striking options, Remy would not feature regularly enough at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal and Tottenham would appear to both be better options for the striker, as the North London clubs are in need of added firepower, and a pacey striker is exactly what they require.

Arsenal need an alternative forward to Olivier Giroud, and Remy would certainly give them something different in attack. Their involvement in the Champions League also gives them an edge over their North London rivals.

Spurs are missing the pace of Jermain Defoe since he left for Toronto FC and the QPR forward would thrive in the counter-attacking set-up that Tottenham play, though with the club still to appoint a manager, it is unclear which direction they are heading in.

 

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