Premier League sides miss out on French striker

Nice striker Loic Remy looks to have snubbed a move to the Premier League as French side Marseille claim that they have agreed a deal with the player.

Remy is understood to be having a medical today and will complete the transfer, which is reported to have the fee of around £12.4 million.
Tottenham, Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham were all reported to have been interested in the forward, who scored twenty-six times in sixty-eight appearances for Nice. The twenty-three-year-old plays in the leading role up front but can also operate on either wing.
Remy has been capped twice by France but is yet to score for his country. The 6ft tall striker will be presented to the press today upon completion of the deal.
A Marseille statement read: “OM and OGC Nice have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of striker Loic Remy. The 23-year-old player will arrive in Marseille this afternoon and will then undergo the customary medical examination prior to the signing of his contract. He will then be presented to the press.”
Remy has been subject to intense media speculation after a host of clubs were chasing his signature. It looks as if Remy, though, is staying in his native France.
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