Arsenal are reportedly hopeful of concluding a deal for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy during the summer transfer window as Arsene Wenger bids to reinforce his goalscoring options before the deadline.
The Gunners have identified the acquisition of a proven striker as a priority for the transfer period and, according to The Guardian, Remy is a player outlined as a target by Wenger. It would not take much financial muscle to prise Remy from Loftus Road either, with the France international’s contract containing a release clause of £8 million - and an Arsenal bid is in the offing.
Remy, 27, spent the season on loan with Newcastle, where he scored 14 goals in the Premier League. This is a tally two fewer than Olivier Giroud’s total, but the Arsenal centre-forward played in 10 more matches than his compatriot.
Along with Remy, Arsenal have also been linked with an approach for an even more reputable French goalscorer - Karim Benzema of Real Madrid. Benzema has one year remaining on his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu and, while he is Carlo Ancelotti’s central striker of choice, reports of interest in Luis Suarez have led to speculation of a departure.
Arsenal, it is claimed, are prepared to pay £30 million to bring Benzema to the Emirates Stadium.
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