Report: Newcastle United are the favourites to sign Loic Remy

Loic Remy has been linked with Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Aston Villa.

According to a report in Get West London, Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

The French forward is one of the most in demand players in the Premier League at the moment, with a clutch of clubs all chasing him.

Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Aston Villa are all holding out hopes of signing the 29-year-old, but it is Newcastle who are leading the race.

The Magpies are desperate to add a clinical finisher to their group in January, as they look to strengthen their squad.

Newcastle are battling against relegation, and Steve McClaren knows that finding a potent finisher will be crucial.

Remy has already shown what he can do at St. James’ Park, after scoring 14 times in 26 matches, while on a loan spell back in 2013/14.

Newcastle are also close to signing Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur, according to Sky Sports. They have already brought in Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet this month.

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