Dream come true
Marseille striker Loic Remy is undergoing a medical at QPR as Harry Redknapp bolsters his squad ahead of transfer deadline day. The 26-year-old Marseille striker should sign on the dotted line later today as the lure of London swayed proved more popular than Newcastle in the North East.
Whether the lure of the NPower Championship proves just as tempting is another story and Redknapp is also keen to sign Stade Rennais Yann M’Vila.
The QPR boss said:
Remy had a medical today and the personal stuff is all sorted.
I watched him so many times when I was at Tottenham. The fee then was around about £20m. He’s a good buy for us.
Reddknapp hopes Remy can play against West Ham at the weekend but Hammers boss Sam Allardyce has denied that Carlton Cole is free to leave the club.
Allardyce has also reportedly turned down Newcastle United’s bid for defender James Tomkins while Big Sam has also been linked with Manchester City striker John Guidetti.
Shivers down the Spine
Fulham are considering a move for out-of-favour Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock. This should send a shiver down the spine of most Cottagers’ fans given how Villa’s in-favour defenders are performing.
Molde’s gone off
Liverpool look likely to miss out on Molde defender Vegard Forren who has agreed terms with Southampton.
It looks a strange decision as the player was having trials with Liverpool – but Molde are managed by former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and have apparently reached agreement with the Saints on a £4m move.
Chelsea are believed to be tracking Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian playmaker Willian (24) and want £20m in a move that could tempt Pep Guardiola to consider a move to London after expressing his wish to manage in the Premier League despite holding talks with Bayern Munich.