Magpies set to turn down Remy

Despite attempting to sign Loic Remy in January, Newcastle United are expected to reject the chance to bring him to the North East this summer, with the Frenchman about to leave Queen’s Park Rangers after just six months, according to the Shields Gazette.

Negotiations with Remy were at an advanced stage back in January, as Newcastle looked set to sign the 26-year-old from Marseille, only for the player to change his mind in joining Alan Pardew’s side in favour of a more lucrative contract at struggling QPR, who were eventually relegated to the Championship.

Newcastle are currently in the hunt for a new striker, having been in talks with Wigan Athletic’s Arouna Kone, who looks set to leave the DW Stadium after also suffering relegation.

The club has yet to strengthen at all this summer, with the only transfers involving players leaving. Newcastle’s business in the close-season has been interrupted by the return of Joe Kinnear as sporting director, which led to the pursuit of some transfer targets ending through his instructions.

Remy, who has a £7m release clause in his contract, is still the subject of widespread interest, and is to move on this summer.

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