Crystal Palace retain the hope of signing Chelsea striker, Loic Remy this summer despite interests from a Besiktas and a host of Premier League clubs. Yohan Cabaye joined the club last week and manager Alan Pardew wants to bring the Blues’ back-up striker to Selhurst Park ahead of next season.
The Mirror claims Remy is the Eagles’ number one striker target ahead of QPR’s Charlie Austin and Leicester’s Leonardo Ulloa. Remy joined Chelsea last summer from QPR, and was his club’s third-choice striker behind Diego Costa and Blues’ legend, Didier Drogba.
Although he spent majority of the season on the bench, he scored seven crucial goals and ended this season with Premier League and Capital One Cup medals. Despite Mourinho’s claim that he will not let the 28-year ex-Marseille player leave, Remy will favour a move to a team where he would be the first-choice striker.
Meanwhile, Turkish club Besiktas are also keen on Remy. As per Express, they consider Remy as a replacement for former Chelsea striker Demba ba who recently joined Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua for a fee in the region of £9 million.
The same source also cites the Times who revealed that Remy will join Besiktas on loan with a view to a permanent deal. With West ham, Crystal Palace and Swansea all showing interests in the France striker, it looks as though he will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer.
Chelsea’s interest in Antoine Griezmann who can play as a winger and striker may also lead to Remy’s exit. Any club that signs Remy will no doubt be getting a powerful and pacy goalscorer in their team.