Chelsea put £11m first-team striker deal on hold

RemyChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are reacting to news that their transfer activity isn’t finished, with the Blues delaying a sale of a first-team forward.

The Evening Standard says Chelsea are ready to approve the sale of Loic Remy to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for a fee of £11m but will wait until after crucial ties against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

Chelsea face PSG in a massive Champions League tie next week, before playing title-chasing Manchester City in a monster FA Cup clash that will have a decisive impact on the Blues’ season.

Therefore, Chelsea won’t approve any sale of Remy until after the two massive fixtures and that would leave just five days for Remy to push through a move to the Far East.

Chelsea have already sold midfielder Ramires to China in recent weeks, with that move coming in late January, but the Chinese transfer market runs until the end of February- meaning there’s still plenty of time for huge transfers to be completed.

Our landlord isn’t convinced Chelsea should sell Remy at all, as Alexandre Pato is yet to make his debut and Radamel Falcao remains sidelined through injury.

Chelsea fans, is your squad big enough to let Remy leave? Let us know in the comments below!

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