Report: Chelsea's Loic Remy could reunite with Pardew, Crystal Palace open talks

Loic Remy

Crystal Palace have reportedly opened talks with Chelsea over a deal for Loic Remy.

According to the Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace have made contact with Chelsea over a deal to sign Loic Remy during this month's January transfer window.

Remy, 29, joined Chelsea from West London rivals QPR back in the summer of 2014, but has largely been used as cover for star striker Diego Costa.

After nine goals in 27 games last term, Remy has scored three times in 14 outings this season, and looks set to leave Stamford Bridge in order to play first-team football for the remainder of the season.

The Frenchman will have no shortage of suitors due to his proven record in the Premier League, but Crystal Palace may be leading the chase for his signature.

The Mirror report that Palace have made contact with Chelsea over a deal for Remy, but despite holding talks, there's still a long way to go before a deal is done.

It's stated that Palace have so far told Chelsea that they are willing to pay £6m for Remy, but the Blues are looking for a greater transfer fee if they are to let the former Lyon and Marseille striker leave the club.

It's long been suggested that Palace are a top striker away from qualifying for Europe, and Remy, who has scored goals throughout his career, would be perfect for the Eagles - especially considering his history with manager Alan Pardew.

Remy and Pardew worked together at Newcastle United during the 2013-14 season, where his 14 goals in 27 games made him a St. James' Park favourite. With Palace desperate for a striker, Remy looking for first-team football and history between player and manager, this could be a perfect deal - if Palace can convince Chelsea to sell.

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