Crystal Palace sign Loïc Rémy on loan from Chelsea

Palace have also rejected a new £21 million bid from Tottenham for Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of the striker Loïc Rémy on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Photo: Getty Images

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of the striker Loïc Rémy on a season-long loan from Chelsea. Photo: Getty Images

 

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of the striker Loïc Rémy on a season-long loan from Chelsea and will reject Tottenham’s new £21m offer for Wilfried Zaha.

Palace confirmed the move for Rémy, who made just three Premier League starts for Chelsea last season, on Tuesday, with the club understood to be paying loan a fee of around £3m for the 29-year-old.

“This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity. It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here,” said the France international.

Alan Pardew added: “Loïc has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done. I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.

“Loïc has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window.”

Rémy’s arrival means Palace have bolstered their squad further after the signings of Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda.

They remain in the market for a central midfielder, with negotiations ongoing for Genoa’s Tomás Rincón. West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and West Ham have all been asked to be kept abreast over developments after the Italian club received an offer from Palace worth around £6.8m.

The south London club are understood to be in discussions with the 28-year-old’s representatives and consider him a potential replacement for the departed Mile Jedinak. Alan Pardew had hoped to secure James McCarthy from Everton, though the player is believed to be reluctant to move south.

West Brom are likely to be very active in the market over the next 36 hours even in the wake of completing Nacer Chadli’s club record £13m signing from Tottenham Hotspur, with Tony Pulis still intent upon adding five new faces to his squad.

An enquiry was lodged with Palace on Monday night as to the potential availability of Connor Wickham, though Pardew would have to secure a replacement before any deal would be considered in this window. Jordon Mutch is interesting Derby County and could move to the iPro Stadium if Jeff Hendrick leaves the Championship club.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are also understood to have returned with a new bid worth an initial £21m for England international Zaha. Steve Parish, the Palace chariman, insisted last week that the 23-year-old is not for sale after rejecting an offer worth an initial £12m and it is expected they will resist any further attempts to lure him away from Selhurst Park.

(Guardian service)

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