Chelsea striker Loic Remy will consider quitting Stamford Bridge this summer if, as is becoming increasingly expected, the club agree to sign Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal.
The France international is already concerned about the lack of regular action he's been afforded since moving to west London, and realises that the arrival of the Colombian marksman is going to make it even more difficult to cement his place in the side next season.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Remy wants reassurances from Blues boss Jose Mourinho that he will feature more heavily in his first-team plans in 2015/16, due to fears that the impending acquisition of Falcao will have negative repercussions.
News of Chelsea's alleged interest in the South American is surprising, particularly given how disappointing the AS Monaco man was during his ill-fated spell at Manchester United.
However, Mourinho is adamant that the 29-year-old still has all the necessary attributes that once made him one of the most prolific strikers in world football, and is ready to offer him the chance to resurrect his career with the Premier League champions.
That could come at a significant cost, though, as Remy is thinking seriously about asking to leave Chelsea just 12 months after joining from Queens Park Rangers in a £10.5 million deal.
The £80,000-a-week star performed pretty well when called upon by the Portuguese coach, contributing seven goals in just six league starts during the 2014/15 campaign, but still continually played second-fiddle to Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.
Drogba's departure should've pushed Remy up the pecking order next term, but the shock Falcao deal will probably take the Frenchman back to where he started.
Crystal Palace have been credited with an interest in signing the 28-year-old talisman, but the fact that Chelsea could ask for as much as £20 million means it will be very difficult for Alan Pardew to be reunited with a player he first coached at Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.
Chelsea fans: Who would you prefer to have as back-up to Diego Costa next season? Is Radamel Falcao worth a gamble, or should Jose Mourinho keep hold of Loic Remy? Share your thoughts below...
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