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Chelsea Striker To Join Crystal Palace On Season-Long Loan [Sky Sports]

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Loic Remy of Chelsea celebrates after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on December14, 2015 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Even though Chelsea would consider themselves relatively short on strikers at the minute, they are still prepared to let one leave.

Sky Sports are this evening reporting that French international Loïc Rémy is to join Crystal Palace on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old has fallen seriously out of favour at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte, not even making the bench for any of the side’s Premier League or EFL Cup matches thus far.

Indeed, it has been a tough couple of years for Rémy since making a £10.5m move from Queens Park Rangers in 2014. In all, he has started only 9 Premier League games in that time as he was used mainly as an impact substitute.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24:  Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal battles for the ball with Loic Remy of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 24, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Palace have recently broken their transfer record to sign £27m forward Christian Benteke from Liverpool, but manager Alan Pardew still felt that he needed more forward options with Frazier Campbell injured and Connor Wickham the only other senior option.

Their equaliser against Bournemouth yesterday was the only goal they have scored in their opening three Premier League games, and even that came courtesy of centre-back Scott Dann.

Rémy and Pardew have worked together before, a season-long loan spell at Newcastle in 2013/14, and the former Magpies boss will undoubtedly believe he can get the forward firing again.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26:  Newcastle player Loic Remy celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Stoke City at St James' Park on December 26, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Rémy becomes the second forward to depart Stamford Bridge this weekend. Official confirmation is expected soon that will confirm the deal to take Patrick Bamford, who spent a period at Palace himself last year, on a year-long loan deal to newly-promoted Burnley.

COBHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Patrick Bamford at Chelsea Training Ground on July 6, 2016 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Both deals should be announced within the next 24 hours, with Chelsea running out of time to bring in some new recruits of their own before Wednesday’s transfer deadline.

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