Leicester Set to Beat Newcastle in race for Chelsea Striker

According to reports coming from British newspaper The Daily Mirror, Leicester are closing in on the signing of out of favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

Newcastle are also long term admirers of the French striker, being Remy’s former club, but it is former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieiri who is set to lure the 29-year-old to King Power Stadium in this transfer window.

After the arrival of Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato at Stamford Bridge, it was only a matter of time before clubs came calling for Remy, sniffing an opportunity.

In an effort to earn his place in the French national team that will play in the European Championships this year (in France), Remy is looking for a move away from Stamford Bridge.

Although the French have the likes of Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema ahead of him, more goals and games could help Remy muscle his way into the France side.

Chelsea Manager Guus Hiddink has also fueled the claims that Remy is going to leave the club with his recent comments. Here is what Hiddink had to say on the future of the Frenchman:

“Remy has a slight calf injury right now. We’ll see what happens in the upcoming hours. But I don’t think being injured now has any influence on whether he stays or goes” said the interim Chelsea boss.

This could easily be taken either way, but knowing the media it’ll likely stir up further rumours of a move.