Chelsea target French hotshot

Loic Remy, Marseille strikerChelsea are set to make their second attempt to sign Marseille striker Loic Remy in January.

The Premier League club had a £15 million bid rejected for the Frenchman on transfer deadline day and are ready once again to show their intent on the striker.

Chelsea scouts were present during Marseille’s 2-2 clash with Paris Saint Germain last Sunday where he was unable to find the net.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is keen to add to his attacking ranks as apart from Fernando Torres, the Blues are a bit lightweight in that division, and due to Marseille being in the Europa league, the arrival would also strengthen the holders’ credentials in the Champions League.

The 25-year-old striker has a contract with the French club which is set to expire in 2015.

Remy scored 20 goals last season with a further 5 assists, which helped draw attention from the likes of Spurs who almost signed him.

Di Matteo is looking to strengthen his squad and is looking at Remy, and Atletico Madrid striker Falcao. The Columbian would cost three times the amount of Remy and Manchester City have also joined the chase for his services.