Newcastle not interested in signing QPR striker

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Newcastle United have snubbed the chance to sign Queens Park Rangers forward Loic Remy, according to the Sunderland Echo.

Remy was due to sign for Alan Pardew's men during the January transfer window from Marseille, but had a last minute change of heart as he opted to join QPR on a more lucrative contract.

Newcastle have now passed up the opportunity to sign the striker this summer even though they could land him for a cut-price.

It is understood the Frenchman will certainly be leaving the relegated side this summer and is being offered to a host of clubs around Europe.

The 26-year-old, who has a £7m release clause in his Loftus Road contract, is not on Newcastle's radar despite their pressing need to sign a striker.

There has been reports linking Demba Ba with a move back to St James's Park following Jose Mourinho's arrival at Chelsea - it is thought the 'Special One' will be looking to sell the forward to make way for Edinson Cavani - but a return to Newcastle seems unlikely.

The club was also linked with Wigan striker Arouna Kone, although it seems certain that the Ivory Coast international will be joining up with Roberto Martinez at Everton.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will hope to do some business soon before all his targets are taken off of the market.


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