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Chelsea forward & Tottenham target hoping for Alex Pato arrival in order to seal Stamford Bridge exit

Loic Remy is understood to be keen for Chelsea to sign Alexandre Pato sooner rather than later in order to seal his own departure from Stamford Bridge.

According to the Telegraph, Remy is keen on a departure from the west London club, and he has a number of suitors from the Premier League, as well as an offer from China on the table. Tottenham Hotspur are just one club to have been linked with the forward since the beginning of the month, with the Mirror reporting that Spurs are keen on signing the forward on loan to provide cover for Harry Kane.

The broadsheet note that while the EPL sides could struggle to meet his current £85,000-per-week salary, Remy could be in a position to improve his earning should he move to the Far East.

In light of his exit plans, Diego Costa’s injury—the striker limped off during the thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton at the weekend with a shin complaint [The Sun]—has come at a dreadful time for Remy, with the Telegraph noting that the forward will not be allowed to leave if it risks leaving Chelsea short of firepower.

The source note that the France international—who has scored once in nine Premier League outings this term, of which only one has been a start—realises that liberation may come in the form of Alex Pato, with the Blues understood to be keen to speed up their plans to bring the Corinthians hitman to Stamford Bridge.

The Telegraph clarify that Remy will not be allowed to leave without reinforcements being brought in, with Pato—whose agent has held talks with Chelsea director Marina Granovsakia—looking to be the most likely arrival.

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