Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has said he is surprised that Newcastle United have not already agreed a permanent deal for on-loan striker Loic Remy -- a player he values at around 16 million pounds.
Remy, 27, became Newcastle's only summer signing when he joined on loan from the Championship Londoners in early August.
The former Marseille forward has so far notched up 10 Premier League goals for Alan Pardew's side, and speculation about where his long-term future lies has been rife.
"You would think they would want to snap him up because, if they don't, somebody else will for that money," Redknapp told getwestlondon. "We paid eight million pounds and he’s worth double that because of the goals he’s scored in the Premier League.
"He would be a great player if he came back, but he wanted to go. He's not going to want to come back here and play in the Championship. If someone came in and offered 16 million pounds for him, I would sell him if it was my choice."
Meanwhile, the Evening Chronicle is reporting that the Magpies have cooled their interest in Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis.
Gomis, 28, is in the final year of his contract with the French club and had been heavily linked with a move to the Magpies during the summer.
Talk has surfaced in recent weeks that Newcastle would be returning for Gomis, who will now be available for a cut-price fee.
However, the Chronicle says the club are reluctant after learning that the player's agents would demand in the region of one million pounds to complete a deal.