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Arsenal & Tottenham Hotspur striker target set for showdown talks

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Remy has shown good form in the Premier League. (©GettyImages)
Remy has shown good form in the Premier League. (©GettyImages).

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is hoping to keep Loic Remy at the club this summer, despite interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The French international forward has scored five goals in ten games for the Hoops this term, having arrived in west London from Marseille for £8million in the January transfer window.

Redknapp believes the 26-year-old could score 20 goals in a full Premier League season if given the chance, but realises QPR might not be the team to reap such rewards.

And, the former Spurs boss admits showdown talks are around the corner, with a relegation looming large at Loftus Road.

"He's a player I think could score 20 goals in the Premier League in a full season. He’s our leading goalscorer and he’s only played a handful of games. We’d like to keep him but we’ll have to sit down and see what his plans are," said Redknapp, according to talkSPORT.

The radio station claims both the Gunners and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Remy in the past, and that the player will not want to drop down to the Championship - potentially opening the door for a summer move.

Arsenal are relatively short of attacking options at the Emirates Stadium, with Olivier Giroud the only out-an-out striker available to Arsene Wenger.

And, as this week has proved, an injury or suspension to the Frenchman leaves the Gunners short of options, with either Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski or Gervinho likely to fill in up-front against Manchester United on Sunday.

Spurs also have limited choices in attack, with Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor the main options available to Andre Villas-Boas.

Remy would certainly add an extra dimension to the attack at White Hart Lane, but Tottenham Hotspur will know from past experiences that signing this player is anything but easy.

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