Report: Remy prefers Crystal Palace move so he can stay in London

Chelsea's Loic Remy in action with Tel Aviv's Eitan Tibi

The Chelsea forward has been linked with a move to Selhurst Park

Chelsea's Loic Remy in action with Tel Aviv's Eitan TibiChelsea's Loic Remy is wanted by Palace

Chelsea striker Loic Remy would prefer a move to Crystal Palace so that he can remain in London, according to the Evening Standard.

The Sun yesterday reported that Palace had set their sights on landing the Blues striker, having had an offer worth up to £30 million rejected by Liverpool for powerful striker Christian Benteke.

The Eagles are not the only club said to be monitoring the progress of the 29 year old striker, with Besiktas, Lyon and Galatasaray all thought to be lurking according to the Evening Standard, whilst they also cite Chelsea's intention to use the forward as a makeweight in a potential deal for former Blue Romelu Lukaku from Everton. 

Everton's Romelu LukakuChelsea reportedly intend to use Remy in a deal for Everton's Romelu Lukaku

But despite interest being shown in the Frenchman from across Europe, remaining in London would be the ideal option for Remy, who has made the capital his home after joining Queens Park Rangers from Marseille back in 2008.

The French forward made just 16 appearances for the Rs, netting six times, with his time at Loftus Road split with a loan to Newcastle, where he scored 14 times in 26 appearances.

Loic Remy celebrates after scoring the first goal for ChelseaLoic Remy looks set to be on the move again

His time at Newcastle led to interest from numerous clubs, and he eventually joined the Blues for a deal in the region of £10.5 million.

Remy made 19 appearances in his first season at Stamford Bridge, but he became more and more of a peripheral figure not helped by injuries, and it now appears he has not done enough to convince new boss Antonio Conte that he is worthy of a first team place.

Chelsea manager Antonio ConteUnimpressed: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte

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