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Newcastle are closing in on permanent capture of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy amid reports a fee of £6million has been agreed between the two clubs ahead of a January deal.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has already admitted the on-loan striker is no longer part of his long-term plans at Loftus Road and Newcastle are desperate to land the France international on a permanent basis.
The Magpies are believed to be in a position to match Remy’s wage demands and it is thought a figure of £6million would be enough to secure his services when the transfer window reopens in the new year.
Remy has already struck five goals in the Premier League this season in what has been an impressive overall spell for the former Marseille man, who joined the R’s this January but could not help them stay in the top flight.
Newcastle hope to sort out a permanent deal as soon as possible, as they are aware Remy’s fine form could lead to other clubs coming in for him with Arsenal and Spurs said to be keeping tabs on the situation.
Meanwhile, Newcastle skipper Fabricio Coloccini is a major doubt for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool after pulling out of the Argentina squad.
The 31-year-old defender is struggling with a thigh injury ahead of the St James’ Park lunchtime showdown.