It had been thought that the 28-year-old would be going to Crystal Palace [Daily Star] to link up with former manager Alan Pardew. However, it seems the ex-Newcastle United pair won’t be working together again in the near future.
The Daily Mail reported that West Ham United were also considering a move for the forward, and they too are set to be disappointed by his comments.
The forward is keen to prove himself and rise above the competition. With Chelsea competing on four fronts next season, the ex-Queens Park Rangers ace is likely right when he claims that he will get a chance to show his manager what he can do.
“I am flattered by other teams wanting me, but I have never wanted to leave this club because I feel really good here,” he said.
“Of course I want to play more but I am sure I can do that here. That’s my target. I will just try to make it happen, by working hard and showing the manager he can count on me.
“My mind is here and I don’t want to leave. I know there are a lot of games and I will have my chance. I have to be ready at a good time and not be injured. I was happy with what I did last season, but I want to do more. I want to play and score more. My focus is the same.”
This is despite the forward playing second fiddle to Diego Costa last season, and potentially being knocked further down the pecking order by the arrival of Radamel Falcao this summer. The Manchester United flop is joining on loan from AS Monaco, and Jose Mourinho has already spoken of his belief that the player will score regularly again [Daily Mail].
“I spoke with John Terry and Gary Cahill a lot about him,” said Mourinho, “and we think the bright movement is there, the movement to get freedom in the box to score goals is there.
“Our players had difficulty to control him all the time and we feel the potential is there.”
This leaves Remy potentially playing even less than the 668 minutes that he had in the Premier League last season. The France international impressed with seven goals in those games, but that doesn’t seem to have been enough to stop Mourinho bringing in more competition and placing his faith in the former Olympique de Marseille hitman.
After the club failed to make any impact in the Champions League last season, perhaps due to fatigue [ESPN], the Portuguese coach may be right in attempting to bolster his squad.