Chelsea aiming for £9m striker deal despite multiple loan reports

Chelsea are likely to insist on a permanent deal regarding forward Loic Remy, according to the Daily Express.

The 29-year old striker has been linked with a raft of clubs this month after failing to break the first-team at Stamford Bridge.

League leaders Leicester City are the latest name to be linked with making a move for his services, with former club Newcastle United also credited with an interest.

However, the Express reports the Blues would only be willing to do a deal if a fee upward of £9m was agreed upon.

The Frenchman has endured a frustrating season in West London, featuring in just 10 games amid their nightmare defence of the Premier League title.

The report goes on to suggest that the player himself would not be happy for a loan move.

With Euro 2016 on the horizon, the former Marseille man is understood to be on the lookout for a move in order to stake a real claim in the French squad.