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Newcastle prepare offer for French ace

Loic Remy

Newcastle are trying to force through a loan move for QPR forward Loic Remy, as their pursuit of Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis ended in stalemate, reports the Daily Mail.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp would prefer a sale in order to raise money for his own summer spending, but realises the club needs to get the striker’s £70,000 a week wages off the bill.

Newcastle are willing to pay the Frenchman’s wages in full, as well as offer a small loan fee, an offer that QPR are thought to be willing to accept.

Alan Pardew had identified Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis, but is set to back away from the deal after having an offer of £8million rejected for the Frenchman.

Remy almost completed a move to Tyneside before opting for a switch to Loftus Road in January. He bagged six Premier League goals during his time, but was unable to save the club from relegation.

QPR meanwhile are hoping to bring in forwards of their own, with Harry Redknapp eyeing a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch and Burnley goal machine Charlie Austin.

Sunderland forward Conor Wickham and free agent David Bentley are also of interest to Redknapp, who is also looking to take Andros Townsend on loan from Tottenham for another year.

Newcastle are desperate to push the move through in order to appease supporters who have grown frustrated with the lack of transfer activity at St James’ Park this summer.

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