Chelsea recently sold veteran Ramires to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning and now another Blues striker Remy has been approached by the Club who in 2012 signed Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba, according to a report from Daily Star.
Shanghai Shenhua, who last year tried to lure Demba Ba, the man whom Remy replaced at Stamford Bridge in 2014, to the Far East, are now all set to offer Chelsea a stunning £11m to secure the 29-year-old’s services. They are also ready to give the Frenchman a salary package which is worth £5.5m per year.
Shenhua 4 years ago successfully landed former Chelsea star Didier Drogba and also signed former Millwall and Everton favourite Tim Cahill in 2015.
The ongoing rumours also claim, the Chinese club very much are interested to bring in PSG’s Argentine attacker Ezequiel Lavezzi who was highly linked with a move to Chelsea last month.
The Chinese Super League has already succeeded to sign one of Chelsea’s stars this term — midfielder Ramires decided to join Jiangsu Suning last month in a shock £25m contract.
European football has been surprised this season by the shock exits of a number of high profile star players as Far Eastern football has started to flash their huge cash.
Shakhtar Donetsk attacker Alex Teixeira, who was a potential target for Liverpool last month, and Atletico Madrid’s struggling Clolombian striker Jackson Martinez have joined Chinese clubs in recent weeks after being offered lucrative packages.
Last month The Sun reported that Chelsea have finally accepted a £11.5m offer from Leicester for Loic Remy and the Foxes are very close to a club-record deal but it somehow collapsed.
Remy, who was rumoured to be target for a shock Newcastle return in the recently closed transfer window, was desperate to move away from Stamford Bridge after a frustrating bit-part spell.
If the French forward joined Leicester then it would have likely given the 29-year-old striker a glorious chance to become the first player since countryman Eric Cantona in 1993 to win back to back Premier Leagues with different clubs. After the signing of Brazilian striker Pato, Remy’s future also looks uncertain as he is now out with injury. Chelsea turned their sight to the former AC Milan striker to solve the persistent striker problems.
Meanwhile, Chelsea refused to give up in their pursuit of Jamie Vardy in the January window, as they were looking to use wantaway forward Loic Remy as a makeweight in the deal that could bring in the Leicester City striker at Stamford Bridge next summer.