QPR identify Remy replacement in £8m former Liverpool target

Queens Park Rangers may have already lined up a replacement for Loic Remy, amid rumours linking the former Newcastle loan star with an Emirates move.

Andre Ayew could heading to Loftus Road in the coming days, with reports in France linking QPR with a bid for the Olympique Marseille star who is valued at £8 million by the Ligue 1 club.

The 24-year-old impressed for Ghana at the World Cup this summer, scoring goals against Germany and Team USA in an otherwise disappointing campaign for the African nation.

Previously linked with a summer switch to Liverpool, Ayew has been deemed surplus to requirements at Marseille, with new L’OM manager Marcelo Bielsa keen to free-up transfer funds.

A Reds supporter, the winger who can also operate as a second striker, has made no secret of his desire to move to the Premier League and while an Anfield switch looks increasingly unlikely, the Rs have emerged as contenders to capture Ayew.

According to reports in L’Equipe, Rangers are in the race to land Ayew, who is also being targeted by a number of top-level clubs including AC Milan.

However QPR’s superior financial position could ultimately help them land the Ghanaian, who would undoubtedly be tempted by a move to Loftus Road and the opportunity to live in London.

Any deal could ultimately depend on Loic Remy, with the French striker continually linked with a move away from the Rs following his recall to the club after a season-long loan at Newcastle United.

Having already ruled out a permanent move to the Toon, Remy came close to completing a move to Liverpool only for the deal to collapse after he seemingly failed a medical.

Arsenal have now emerged as potential contenders to land the France international after Olivier Giroud picked up an injury for the Gunners against Everton which could see him miss several months of the season.

Tottenham also continue to be linked with a move for Remy, though the Lilywhites are thought to favour AS Roma forward Mattia Destro.

In the meantime, QPR fans face an anxious wait to see whether they will be saying hello to Ayew and au revoir to Remy.

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