The name of Loic Remy has been consistently linked with Crystal Palace over the last week or so, and now the Daily Express claim that the Frenchman personally favours a move to Selhurst Park over Besiktas.
The 28 year old striker’s desire to play regularly next term is now well known, after just a handful of starts for Chelsea last season, and following the recent arrival of Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco at Stamford Bridge, the prolific goal scorer is thought to be anxious to resolve his future as soon as possible.
Whilst there has been an offer on the table from Turkey for quite some time, the former Newcastle man is believed to be reluctant to move away from London and sees a potential reunion with his former boss Alan Pardew as the perfect way to kick start his career.
With the Blues thought to be unsure if they are ready to let Remy leave Stamford Bridge yet.
Perhaps the arrival of Remy’s fellow countryman Yohan Cabaye has helped to push the move forward a step or two, which, when looked at alongside the presence of Pardew would almost certainly excite the striker, who will have complete confidence in bagging enough goals to see him make the French squad for Euro 2016.
A few months ago, a play for a goalscorer of Remy’s calibre would have seemed unfeasible, but now, it looks as though the club are kicking their plan for top flight progress into fifth gear, with one or two of Alan Pardew’s trusted old boys potentially spearheading their attack.
The French striker was used barely last season by Jose Mourinho but did well whenever he got a chance to feature for the Blues.
He scored 8 goals for the Blues in all competitions in 23 games among which most were substitute appearances.