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Villa boss confirms he wants to sign out-of-favour Chelsea star

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has confirmed that he does want to sign out-of-favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy on loan during the January transfer window, according to the BBC.

Villa are currently 11 points off safety as they have struggled for goals this season, and Garde now wants the 28-year-old to help bolster the ranks up front.

“Loic is special because he knows the country and the league and he would be an interesting player for the team,” Garde told reporters.

“He is part of some players I’ll try to attract to Aston Villa for sure.”

Garde is already familiar with what Remy is capable of, having been the assistant manager at Lyon when the striker began his career there.

Remy signed for Chelsea from fellow West Londoners Queens Park Rangers last summer in a £10.5million deal, but has only started once in the Premier League this season, and could be open to an exit in the new year in a late bid to earn a spot in France’s Euro 2016 squad.

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