Chelsea star Loic Remy is set to join West Ham this summer, reports the Daily Express.
This news comes just days after the Daily Mail revealed that Arsenal had completed a move for Blues legend Petr Cech, significantly strengthening them before they challenge Jose Mourinho’s side for the Premier League title. While Remy’s departure isn’t as dangerous in the title race, the striker is still going to a Premier League side after impressing when given the chance last season.
The 28-year-old scored seven goals in 668 minutes of play last season, averaging a goal just over every 95 minutes. This has earned the striker a £15m million price tag, and also a yearning for first team football that has led to the Blues allowing him to leave.
The Hammers need the forward to bolster their injury prone front line. Andy Carroll is known for his inability to stay fit, while neither Diafra Sakho or Enner Valencia were able to stay injury free throughout the last campaign.
Remy seems set to leave despite Mourinho looking set to have a shortage of strikers next season. Didier Drogba has already announced that he will be leaving the club according to the Daily Mail. Diego Costa suffered from hamstring problems in the last campaign, meaning that a good backup for the Spain international is vital. Were the France international to leave it would leave only 17-year-old Dominic Solanke as an understudy in that position.
However, Chelsea have been rumoured to be moving for forwards who could solve this issue. The Metro have strongly linked them to AS Monaco star and Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao.