Leicester City have made a £8million bid for out-of-favour Chelsea marksman Loic Remy, according to fresh rumours emanating from British tabloids such as Express and Daily Star.
Claudio Ranieri reportedly looks to add Remy to his ranks, despite it being crammed with the likes of Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki and is confident of pulling off a deal for him as Chelsea have all but confirmed the signing of Brazil forward Alexandre Pato.
The 29-year-old striker earned a transfer to Stamford Bridge in 2014 after a series of impressive displays with Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United. However, he has failed to cement his place in the starting lineup, often being forced to understudy Diego Costa and Radamel Falcao, and he is apparently looking to force through a move away from Chelsea this winter.
The French striker desperately wants to boost his chances of making the France national squad for 2016 UEFA European Championship, with his country hosting it. Furthermore, this could well be his last opportunity to appear in the very competition, given the shelf life of strikers.
However, whether he would gain more minutes at King Power Stadium should be mulled over as the Foxes have an undroppable striker in the name of Jamie Vardy, who has notched 16 goals and 5 assists in 23 league appearances. However, he might not mind taking a gamble as he has been handed only a single league start in Chelsea’s top-turvy season.
Should Roman Abramovich and Guus Hiddink sanction his move to the league leaders, it will be comprehensible as he clearly lacked the desire and intent when he was thrown against ten-men Arsenal in the dying minutes at Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.
Loic Remy has been directly involved in 31 goals in 71 league appearances across three seasons in the Premier League.