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Remy turns down QPR chance

Loic Remy of Olympique de Marseille
Marseille striker Loic Remy has turned doen the chance to join QPR.
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Harry Redknapp has confirmed Marseille striker Loic Remy has rejected the opportunity to join Queens Park Rangers.

Remy has been linked with a string of clubs so far in the January transfer window and QPR boss Redknapp was keen to win the chase for the forward.

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He travelled to France in the hope of discussing a deal, but revealed the 26-year-old did not want to even talk about a move to Loftus Road.

"I went over last week to watch him, not that I needed to, as I watched him seven times when I was at Spurs. I couldn't even get a meeting with him," Redknapp said.

"I was hoping for a meeting with him to encourage him to come and he wasn't being disrespectful.

"People say he was being disrespectful not talking to us but he was in a position where last year at Spurs he was interested and I got on well with him, and I think he felt embarrassed coming to see me to say he wasn't interested in coming to QPR.

"He just felt he was in a position he found difficult to handle."

Newcastle have been strongly tipped to launch a bid for Remy as Alan Pardew searches for a replacement for Demba Ba, who has joined Chelsea.

Arsenal and West Ham have also been mooted as admirers of Remy, while Serie A side Napoli are understood to hold an interest.

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