By Graeme Bailey
QPR have offered Loic Remy a new contract but the striker remains hopeful of completing a move to a big club before the transfer window closes.
Remy looked set to join Liverpool earlier this summer but his transfer to Anfield collapsed amid reports of a failed medical.
Goal understands the France international is now in talks with QPR over a new deal but the 27-year-old will wait until after the transfer window closes before committing to the west London outfit.
Chelsea enquired about the France international earlier this summer after Didier Drogba picked up an injury in pre-season and could reignite their interest should Fernando Torres, as expected, complete his move to AC Milan.
Drogba has since recovered from that injury and made an emotional second debut for the club in their 2-0 win over Cardiff but Chelsea’s striking options have been further limited by the hamstring strain that Diego Costa suffered in midweek.
Newcastle also maintain an interest in the striker, who spent last season on loan at St James's Park and scored 14 goals in 28 appearances for Alan Pardew’s side.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has gone from wanting Remy off the wage bill to welcoming him back into his squad with open arms – the striker has started both of his side's Premier League matches so far this season.
The Rs are now hoping to tie Remy down to a new long-term contract but will have to wait until after September 1 for the player to sign.