Report explains reason why Newcastle are unlikely to re-sign Chelsea's Loic Remy

Loic Remy

Loic Remy reportedly wants to stay in London, ruling out a move to Newcastle.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle are unlikely to re-sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy this month - because the player wants to stay in London.

The Magpies have had a busy week so far, snapping up Bordeaux midfielder Henri Saivet on Monday before signing England international Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City earlier today.

After a rousing 3-3 draw with Manchester United tonight, Magpies fans are expecting some more new arrivals to aid the club's fight against relegation, with a striker still needed even after Aleksandar Mitrovic's performance against United.

One name that fans are keen to see brought in - or rather, brought back - is Frenchman Loic Remy, who is currently out of favour at Chelsea.

The 29-year-old has been a backup for Diego Costa ever since joining Chelsea from QPR in the summer of 2014, and it seems that he could look to leave Stamford Bridge this month in search of regular first-team football once again.

Newcastle fans will be familiar with Remy after he hit 14 goals in 27 games during a loan spell at St. James' Park in the 2013-14 season, and he could be the proven Premier League goalscorer to help Newcastle move away from the relegation zone.

Unfortunately, The Telegraph report that a deal with Newcastle is 'highly unlikely', because whilst Remy may look for an exit, it would only be for a club in London as he wants to stay in the capital.

That would leave manager Steve McClaren searching for a striker elsewhere, but after tonight's performance, Mitrovic may well be worth sticking with, despite the critics for the Serbian youngster.

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