Loic Remy is desperate for Arsenal to sign him, according to The Telegraph.

The French international is wanted by Tottenham, but he wants to play Champions League football with Arsenal next season. Loic Remy is available for a fee close to £8m in the summer, according to Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp. 

“I don’t see [Loic] Remy wanting to come back and play,” Redknapp said. “He’s talking about playing Champions League somewhere.

“I wouldn’t know what he’ll do, but I think he’s got a buy-out clause which is at a reasonable level. Not much more than we paid for him.”

The French international has scored 14 times in 26 appearances for Newcastle United this season. His future remains unclear, as he is set to leave Queens Park Rangers, with both Arsenal and Tottenham interested. 

Arsenal would want to sign the French international to provide competition to fellow countrymen Olivier Giroud. Loic Remy was spotted at the Emirates earlier last month. Arsene Wenger denied he had asked him to attend the game, saying at the time: ‘I hope he paid for his ticket! I did not invite him.’ 

It is very unlikely Queens Park Rangers will stand in the striker’s way of a summer move, with a deal expected to be completed only after the World Cup. Remy is hoping to use World Cup as a stage to attract potential suitors, also admitting Newcastle United want to sign him permanently.

He told L’Equipe: “The World Cup is a way of putting myself on display.

“Newcastle want to hire me but I don’t know if I will stay there.

“This has been a turning point in my career, a year of transition. Since the turn of the year everything has been okay and when I am fully fit I believe I can hurt opponents.

“During the World Cup I could be a good surprise. At every World Cup and Euro there are players that you don’t expect who really impress.”