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Remy to choose between trio

Marseille striker Loic Remy will be left to choose between a move to either Newcastle United or Queens Park Rangers, or another unnamed club, who have all had bids accepted.

Loic Remy: Newcastle target?
Loic Remy is in demand

It is understood that both Premier League sides have seen their bids of around £8.6 million accepted, with QPR stealing into negotiations as it looked like Remy would be heading to Newcastle to undergo a medical.

Marseille sporting director Jose Anigo confirmed QPR's interest and said the decision now rests with the player, with the London side believed to be able to offer the Frenchman far more in wages than the Magpies.

"We at OM reached an agreement with Newcastle, but we also talked with other English clubs," he told RTL.

"We gave them a working basis and it remains up to Loic to choose the club he prefers in terms of their structure or sporting plans.

"He is currently in England and is speaking with some clubs.

"Everyone talks about Newcastle, but it is not just Newcastle because he is talking with other clubs.

"We have to remain cautious. We have done our job and players and agents must do theirs. Nothing is done.

"QPR have deep pockets and a manager (Harry Redknapp) known in England to have a good reputation, so I do not think Loic has closed the door on QPR."

Manager Harry Redknapp had attempted to sign Remy earlier in the window, and was seen in the crowd when Marseille took on Guingamp in the French Cup. However reports also claimed Remy had spurned the opportunity to meet with Redknapp after the game, preferring a move to Tyneside.

The news follows earlier comments from Hatem Ben Arfa and Mathieu Debuchy, welcoming their potential new team-mate to Newcastle. 

Speaking on beIN sport Ben Arfa said: "He's made the right choice. When he's confident he's a great forward. He'll enjoy playing in England."

Meanwhile full-back Debuchy confirmed that Yohan Cabaye had spoken with Remy on Sunday evening about a possible move to the north east. 

"I'm still living with Yo[han] [Cabaye] and Remy telephoned last night,” he told RMC Sport. “Remy asked Cabaye for news of the club and wanted to know how things work and how things are going at Newcastle.”

Marseille's on-loan midfielder Joey Barton, who came from QPR, tweeted of the change in direction for the transfer on Monday night. "Watching Patriots. Just heard from a magician that Loic Remy has signed for QPR. Not sure what happened at Newcastle probably Llambas again!" he wrote. "Gift of the gab from Harry Redknapp perhaps? Thought it was done and dusted to Newcastle. Something must of gone amiss. Great news 4 #QPR"


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