Report claims Newcastle reluctant to make permanent deal for Loic Remy

Loic Remy

Chelsea striker Loic Remy has been linked with a move to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

According to The Northern Echo, Newcastle United do not want to sign Loic Remy from Chelsea on a permanent deal.

It has been reported that the striker’s age and wage demands are the hindering factors.

“A loan move for Chelsea’s Loic Remy has been mooted, but Ashley remains extremely reluctant to sanction loan deals that do not include a clause for a permanent transfer at the end of the arrangement,” claims the report. “Remy’s age and wage demands mean Newcastle would be unwilling to sign him permanently.”

Chelsea struggles

Remy joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2014, but he has failed to establish himself as a first-choice striker for the Blues.

The 29-year-old France international striker scored seven goals and created five chances in 19 Premier League appearances last season.

So far this campaign, the former Newcastle loanee has scored just one goal and created only two chances in 10 league games for Chelsea.

Newcastle are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 23 matches.

Steve McClaren’s side are two points behind 17th-placed Norwich City and are very much in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

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