Newcastle could beat Arsenal to £8m Remy with improved bid

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United are reportedly set to rekindle their interest in Loic Remy, with the board sanctioning a big money bid for the QPR striker.

Arsenal are in danger of missing out on Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy after it emerged that Newcastle United are willing to table an offer for the striker that could be too good to turn down.

According to a report in the Chronicle, the Magpies are set to rekindle their interest in the forward with the board thought to be ready to sanction an improved offer for the Frenchman that could convince both player and club to complete the deal.

This latest development comes despite Rs manager Harry Redknapp previously claiming that Remy had turned down the chance to move to St James’ Park permanently in favour of remaining in London.

The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Newcastle, netting 14 goals in 26 Premier League outings for the Magpies.

That return saw the France international linked with a whole host of top-flight sides and Remy did come close to signing for Liverpool earlier in the summer, only for the deal to collapse at the last minute.

Newcastle have made no secret of their desire to recruit another forward before the close of the transfer window, despite the arrivals of Facundo Ferreyra, Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere this summer.

But they could face an uphill task to sign Remy, especially if Arsenal’s rumoured interest in the ex-Marseille striker translates into a concrete bid for the forward.

Previously valued at around £8 million by QPR, Newcastle could be forced to pay as much as double that figure to land the prolific Frenchman.

The Magpies have so far struggled for goals in the Premier League, having failed to find the net in 180 minutes of top-flight football this term.

Newcastle have been linked with several surprise transfer targets in recent days, with the most surprising being Andreas Cornelius – the young Danish forward Cardiff City splashed £10 million on only to send back to FC Copenhagen after just eight games and no goals.

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