Report: Chelsea striker Loic Remy considering future; Aston Villa, Crystal Palace interested

Loic Remy

Chelsea striker Loic Remy is a target for a host of Premier League clubs.

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea striker Loic Remy wants talks with new Blues boss Guus Hiddink over his future at Stamford Bridge.

Remy, 28, has been the backup striker for Diego Costa ever since joining from QPR in the summer of 2014, but with 12 goals in 40 appearances, he has been a valuable contributor for Chelsea despite not attracting much praise in the process.

Now though, the Frenchman is unsurprisingly seeking first-team football, according to the Daily Mail. With France's home European Championships campaign on the horizon, Remy needs to be playing - and scoring - to stand any chance of breaking back in to Didier Deschamps' squad, though the absence of Karim Benzema is a boost to his chances.

The Daily Mail report that Remy wants talks with new Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink over this future, with a number of clubs wanting to sign him.

It's stated that Aston Villa, Southampton and Swansea City all want to take Remy on loan in January, whilst Crystal Palace - managed by Remy's former Newcastle boss Alan Pardew - are also in the race to land Remy when the transfer window re-opens next month.

Having hit 28 goals in 66 Premier League games over spells with QPR, Newcastle and Chelsea, Remy is a proven Premier League striker - and it's no surprise that teams are queuing up for his signature, albeit for different reasons.

Palace are a striker away from mounting a challenge for European football, and Remy could be the goalscorer they need, whilst Villa and Swansea desperately need somebody to score goals to drag them away from the relegation zone, giving Remy a host of options ahead of January.

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