QPR striker Remy reportedly given permission to hold Chelsea talks

Queens Park Rangers' striker Loic Remy is set to hold talks with Chelsea, according to Sky sources.

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Queens Park Rangers have given permission for wantaway striker Loic Remy to hold talks with Chelsea, according to Sky sources.

The France forward has been seeking a move away from Loftus Road all summer and was close to joining Liverpool in July, only for the deal to collapse after he flew to the USA for a medical.

Remy, understood only to desire a move to a Champions League club, turned down the chance to re-join Newcastle on a permanent deal last week, after spending last season at St James’ Park on loan.

He has featured in both Rangers two Premier League games so far this season, and manager Harry Redknapp has been keen for him to stay, but Remy is set to move across west London and compete with Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.

Should the deal go through, Remy will replace Spain striker Fernando Torres, who is to undergo a medical at AC Milan on Saturday after agreeing terms on a two-year deal.

Rangers, meanwhile, are set to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra, who will also undergo a medical in west London on Saturday.