Arsenal Make Dramatic Last Ditch Attempt To Hijack Chelsea’s Striker Deal
Arsenal have made a dramatic last ditch attempt to hijack Chelsea’s move for QPR striker Loic Remy after also triggering the players £10.5m buy-out clause
The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Arsenal make a last minute move for Chelsea target Loic Remy.
Arsenal have made a dramatic last ditch attempt to hijack Chelsea’s move for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy after also triggering the players £10.5m buy-out clause, according to the Telegraph.
Remy has been hotly tipped to leave Loftus Road this summer after impressing on loan at Newcastle United last season where he scored 14 goals in 26 appearances.
A proposed move to Liverpool collapsed back in July due to concerns over the 27-year-old’s medical results but that didn’t stop Chelsea from making their move for the striker, with the Blues agreeing to meet the France international buy-out clause on Friday night.
Harry Redknapp was forced to leave Remy out of his squad for yesterdays win over Sunderland at the last minute, and Jose Mourinho confirmed the deal was close last night after Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 at Goodison Park, telling reporters:
“Obviously I know that we are trying since yesterday – since we knew that Nando [Torres] was leaving – that we were trying to get Remy,” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Goal
It’s understood Remy has now agreed personal terms and passed a medical over a switch to Stamford Bridge but in a what could be a dramatic last twist, the Telegraph are one of several media outlets who claim that Arsenal have come in and also agreed to meet the strikers £10.5m buy-out clause.
The report suggest that Arsene Wenger will now try and convince Remy to move to the Emirates instead, but despite the Gunners late intervention, Chelsea are understood to be extremely confident of completing the deal.
Arsenal are on the look-out for another striker after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for four months with a broken tibia and Remy has been touted as a long-term target for Wenger, so it’s no surprise to see him make a move for the player.
Remy would probably be guaranteed more first team football at the Emirates, so there is a chance the player may decide to ditch his move to Stamford Bridge, but for now it appears the Blues remain in the driving seat as they have already completed a medical and agreed personal terms.
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