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Tottenham & Chelsea Set For Battle To Sign Loic Remy

According to recent speculation Tottenham & Chelsea are both considering making moves for French international striker Loic Remy.

The Independent have indicated that Tottenham are in the hunt to sign the French striker. With Maurico Pochettino being relatively quiet in this transfer window, the possible arrival of the French striker would bolster his attacking options.

While Goal have claimed that Chelsea may now be interested in taking the QPR striker to Stamford Bridge. This follows the ankle injury that Didier Drogba suffered in the Blues’ most recent friendly encounter.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp spoke to TalkSPORT earlier in the summer and admitted it may prove difficult to keep the French international at the club.

“I think he really wants to play Champions League football next year somewhere.

“We gave him time off after the World Cup but I think he’s really looking to move. I would be surprised if he was at QPR at the start of the year.

“If he goes to the right team, he’s capable of scoring 15 to 20 Premier League goals next season.

“If nothing comes along I’m sure he will be back here. He had a contract, a good contract, here.

With Chelsea offering Champions League football this may give them an advantage in negotiations, however with the Blues signing Diego Costa the 27-year-old would not be to be the their main striking option. While Remy can play in a  wide role , he is likely to play more games in his favored central role with Tottenham.

The French international has a buy-out clause of £8.5m that only applies to clubs that finished in the top four last year and this would obviously not apply to Tottenham who would have to pay about £12m for the striker.

The French striker had an impressive strike rate at Newcastle last year and Harry Redknapp has praised the striker ahead of QPR’s against Hull City at the weekend when speaking to club’s official website.

“He’s here, he wants to work and get in the team.

“He’s worked really hard on the training ground, I couldn’t have asked for any more from him. He’s trained great and his attitude’s been first class.

However Remy is expected to leave the newly promoted side with Tottenham and Chelsea vying for the French striker’s signature, while doubts will remain about the striker’s medical history it seems that this has not put off Tottenham who have been linked all summer, while Chelsea are now considering making a move following Dider Drogba’s injury.

Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.

Author: The PA Team

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