Redknapp concedes £10m star likely to leave

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Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has admitted it will be extremely difficult to keep Arsenal and Tottenham target Loic Remy at the club this summer.

The French international striker is in-demand after a successful loan spell at Newcastle, and Redknapp has revealed a £10m bid could be enough to sign him when the transfer window reopens.

Arsenal and Tottenham have both been mentioned as admirers of the forward, who is keen to play Champions League football next season.

Speaking to the Fulham Chronicle as reported by Sky Sports, Redknapp said: "Remy wants to play Champions League football next season, so they tell me.

"The chances of us keeping him are not great if he's got a buy-out clause.

"He's done well at Newcastle, and one or two other big clubs are trying to get him, so there's every chance he will go.

"I chased him at Tottenham, and I knew he would do well. He's a scorer, and with the right team pushing to get in the top four, he's capable of getting 20 goals.

"If I say he's worth £20m and his buy-out clause is £10m, or whatever, then it's difficult."

Reports last month claimed Remy favoured a move to Arsenal over Tottenham, and that would make sense in light of Redknapp's comments today.

If Remy is to prioritise Champions League football next term, then Arsenal would be a much more likely destination than Spurs. While neither team is guaranteed a top four finish this season, Arsenal have the best chance.

Everton are breathing down their necks after their 3-0 win at Goodison Park and although Tottenham are not out of the race, in sixth place and five points behind the Gunners, they are rank outsiders.

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