St. James’ Park side looking to complete signing French striker.
Newcastle are ready to turn their attentions to QPR striker Loic Remy after seeing a move for Darren Bent fall through according to The Telegraph.
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is keen to bring in attacking reinforcements this summer and is thought to have made Bent one of his top summer targets.
The Magpies had been favourites to secure a deal for the Aston Villa striker, but it now looks like the move has been put on hold after Bent and his agent were left unimpressed following a meeting with Newcastle Director of Football Joe Kinnear.
It is being suggested that Newcastle were only willing to offer half the final package being proposed by Fulham, which could now pave the way for Bent to move to Craven Cottage.
Crystal Palace are also thought to be interested in the player, but with Fulham on the verge of making a third bid close to Villa’s £6 million valuation, it’s looking increasingly likely that Bent will be moving to West London.
The news has put additional pressure on Newcastle, who are still yet to make a summer signing, prompting them to turn to QPR’s Loic Remy.
Remy impressed since joining QPR last January but his performances were not enough to prevent the club from being relegated to the Championship.
QPR are currently trying to offload a number of their more high profile players as they look to trim the wage bill so a loan move to St. James’ Park is likely to suit all involved.