Ambitious suitors looking good to sign Chelsea attacker

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According to ESPN, Newcastle United are ‘in a strong position’ to complete the signing of Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

The source have revealed that Crystal Palace have lessened their interest in the France international, despite Alan Pardew’s ongoing desire to add some attacking quality to his squad before the end of the window.

The Eagles can currently call upon Fraizer Campbell, Dwight Gayle, Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh as central offensive options through the centre, although it remains to be seen whether any of the aforementioned quartet could offer quality enough to help Palace arrest their recent slump.

Indeed, Pardew has worked with Remy before—with positive results at Newcastle—although ESPN now note that it’s ‘unlikely’ that the French international will move to south London before the end of the transfer window.

The source also reveal that Newcastle may yet face competition for the striker’s signature, with Russian giants Spartak Moscow understood to be showing an interest in the 29-year-old’s signature.

The former OGC Nice and Olympique de Marseille hitman represented Newcastle on loan during the 2013-14 season, scoring 14 goals in 26 league outings.

Newcastle have reaffirmed their ambition so far this window, having already signed Henri Saivet from Bordeaux and Swansea City’s Jonjo Shelvey.

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