Although the summer transfer window is yet to officially open, a lot of clubs have been making close door arrangements and meetings with various representatives of players in other to finalize talks of players signature even before the transfer window kicks open in July.
France international, Loic Remy had a fine spell at Newcastle last season from Queens Park Rangers, ending as the club’s top scorer with 14 goals in 26 outings.
Alan Pardew is keen to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent basis, but Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea are also interested in his services with the player also having other plans of his own.
Recently, the former Marseille striker told friends he wants to play Champions League football next season and this news triggered the interests of the likes of this English topflight trio. Although Arsenal have for several months been on his tracks.
The Premier League trio can offer the Frenchman a quick route into Europe’s elite competition, something Remy is looking to achieve.
Remy said: “The World Cup is a showcase for me. Newcastle want to buy me. I do not know if I’ll stay there. I’m at a turning point in my career. It can push forward or stagnate.”
But it seems Arsenal have been given the green light to pursue an £8million move for Remy, with rumours already suggesting that a bid has been tabled for the services of the 6′ 1″ tall striker with parent club boss – Harry Redknapp admitting that the strikers future lies at a top European club.
“Loic has done well at Newcastle,” he said. “It would be difficult to get him back here. I think he’s looking to play Champions League next year.
“He’s had a great season at Newcastle – he’s certainly worth much more than we paid for him when we brought him here.”