Sky Sports revealed over the weekend that Loic Remy is set to leave Chelsea this summer, and reports from the capital claim Newcastle are interested in bringing the Frenchman back to Tyneside.
Remy enjoyed a scintillating spell at Newcastle on loan in the 2013/14 season, bagging 14 goals in 27 games, however those performances earned him a £10.5m permanent move to Chelsea the following summer.
It hasn’t quite worked out for him at Stamford Bridge, and the 30-year-old striker – who scored two goals in Chelsea’s 8-2 hammering of Fulham on Saturday – looks set to be available this summer at a knock-down fee, with Newcastle, Everton and Southampton all in the running according to the Croydon Advertiser.
It’s likely that bridges have been burned to allow Remy a move back to Newcastle, however Benitez is on the look out for strikers with Premier League know-how, and love him or hate him, he has been one of the best to pull on the black and white jersey in recent years.
Wages, his age (30) and his recently injury problems could scupper any potential deal, but we require added firepower to assist Dwight Gayle next season and the return of Remy at a cut-price fee may just make sense.