No Arsenal approach for Remy, insists QPR boss Redknapp

Loic Remy

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp says he's received no approach from Arsenal for Loic Remy, but concedes that the striker's buy-out clause makes a move possible.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp insists that Arsenal have not yet made an approach for striker Loic Remy, following reports of an imminent bid.

Arsenal appear set to delve back into the transfer market for help up top this week, following news that main man Olivier Giroud could be out for up to three months, after injuring his ankle in the 2-2 draw with Everton.

Remy was previously close to sealing an £8.5 million move to Liverpool in July, with the club meeting his buy-out clause, but the deal collapsed at the last minute due to a failed medical.

Nevertheless, the Frenchman has been a long-rumoured target for the Gunners, declaring himself that he would like a move to a Champions League club, but Redknapp maintains that there been no contact.

‘No, we haven’t heard anything,’ he told TalkSport.

‘It’s difficult because Remy has a buyout clause and one thing you don’t want is suddenly getting a call over the weekend with the end of the window approaching.

‘Charlie Austin is injured at the moment then we’ve got Bobby Zamora and that’s it. We can’t be left with just one fit striker.

‘All we can do is just hope the phone doesn’t ring and that we get past Monday and Remy is still with us.’

While Danny Welbeck has also been reported as potential target, Remy’s impressive 2013-14 season on loan at Newcastle United, where he scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League games, suggests that the former Marseille man would be the superior option for Wenger.

Considering some had claimed that Arsenal required addition firepower even prior to the Giroud news, a move for the 27-year-old would make clear sense, especially at just £8.5 million, though it remains to be seen what the club will do during the closing stages of the transfer window.

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