Crystal Palace lead the chase for unhappy Chelsea star

Crystal Palace remain in a battle with Premier League rivals Newcastle United and Swansea City to sign Chelsea forward Loic Remy, report The Sun.

The Blues marksman has been one of the major names of the transfer window having been linked with a raft of Premier League clubs.

Having not been able to breach the first-team in West London, the Frenchman looks set to leave in search of regular game time ahead of Euro 2016.

With controversy surrounding international teammate Karim Benzema, a position as the first-choice striker for Les Blues has opened up.

The Metro suggest Palace lead the way, with manager Alan Pardew having worked with the former Marseille forward while both were at Newcastle.

The South London outfit have struggled for goals recently and have been linked with moves for Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bentdner.

Current Eagles forward Connor Wickham, who cost around £7m in the summer, is yet to find the back of the net this season.