Chelsea striker Loic Remy has reportedly failed to complete his loan move to Leicester City over the weekend due to high winds brought by Storm Henry, according to The Sun.
The Frenchman reportedly had his heart set on trading the reigning Premier League champions for the current leaders until the end of the season, but the dangerous weather conditions are said to be the cause behind Claudio Ranieri’s inability to capture the Blues ace.
Remy was prevented from travelling to the Midlands to sign his deals with Leicester City as strong gales lashed Britain and made for hazardous flying conditions.
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With no way of penning the contract in person, the 29-year-old was forced to abandon his loan to the King Power Stadium as the clock ticked towards the 11pm transfer deadline.
The scuppered deal is likely to hurt both parties as the Foxes have been looking to sign up another attacking player while Remy continues to struggle for game time at Stamford Bridge.
The former Newcastle striker, who has three goals under his belt for the west Londoners this campaign, is virtually making no inroads in his bid to secure a first-team role at Chelsea with Diego Costa firmly in command of the number one striking role.
Remy has played 178 Premier League minutes for Chelsea so far this season, and just 32 minutes since interim boss Guus Hiddink took over back in December.
The France international, 29, is in what should be the peak years of his playing career, and the last thing he needs is bad weather stopping him from pursuing more time on the pitch.
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