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Southampton express interest in Chelsea forward

RemyChelsea fans drinking eggnog in the Tavern have been intrigued by the latest reports from the Daily Mail which suggest that Loic Remy is set to hold talks with newly-appointed interim Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink over his future.

The news comes after Southampton became the latest club to declare their interest in signing the striker, who has scored 4 goals from 5 starts in all competitions this term, although he has also made 13 substitute appearances.

The France international is eager to see if Chelsea will let him leave next month with Aston Villa, Swansea and Crystal Palace all keen to sign him, initially on-loan with a view to a permanent switch.

St Etienne and Lille have also made contact with his representatives, though the French outfits are expected to fall short in terms of the finances required.

Remy joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers last year for £10.5 million after a proposed move to Liverpool collapsed. However, the 28-year old has since been limited to appearances mainly as a substitute, with Diego Costa firmly established as first choice.

Having only started a single Premier League game so far this season, Remy has made seven league substitute appearances, and as a result he is naturally concerned that his relative lack of playing time could potentially hinder his chances of maintaining his place in France’s squad for Euro 2016.

Southampton fans, would Remy be a decent signing? Let us know in the comments below!

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