Everton interested in signing Chelsea striker Loic Remy

By  - Jul 18, 2017

It looks as if Everton really mean business in the transfer window. Having broken the club’s net transfer record in a single window, it appears manager Ronald Koeman is now looking to invest in improving the squad depth. Reports from Merseyside based outlet Liverpool Echo claim that the Toffees are now interested in want-away Chelsea striker Loic Remy.

The Frenchman has endured a difficult time at Stamford Bridge, having fallen behind the likes Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi, meaning the 30-year-old would like to move before the transfer window slams shut in September. Remy spent the last season on loan ravaged by injuries, making just 8 appearances. The striker has featured in 18 Premier League outings across the last two campaigns.

Though Remy would be far from the ideal candidate whom Koeman would want to lead the line in place of Romelu Lukaku, the latter who left for a record fee (that could rise to £90m) to Manchester United. Remy would be an ideal stop gap option and a squad player who can come in handy when the squad depth will be tested in the coming treacherous schedule.

Sky Sports report that the Frenchman will travel with Chelsea to Chine for the club’s pre-season tour, though it is expected that the player will leave once the reigning Champions sign a striker.

Remy, though did score twice in the Blues’ 8-2 win over Fulham on Saturday in a friendly, but it appears manager Antonio Conte isn’t quite impressed with the player’s abilities on the pitch. It appears that Southampton and Marseille are also interested in Remy, meaning Chelsea would like to sell the player to the highest bidder to make as much recoup as possible on the £10.5m they paid QPR to sign Remy in the summer of 2014.