Aston Villa join Super Lig champions in race to sign Chelsea striker

Aston Villa have joined Galatasaray in the race to sing Chelsea’s out-of-favour striker Loic Remy.

The BBC state that Villa boss Remi Garde has set his sights on the France international during the January transfer window.

“Loic is special because he knows the country and the league and he would be an interesting player for the team,” Garde was quoted as saying by the BBC.

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“He is part of some players I’ll try to attract to Aston Villa for sure.”

Remy joined Chelsea in a £10.5m move from QPR last year. The 28-year-old has started only one Premier League game this season, scoring twice in the League Cup and once in the league.

Galatasaray are preparing a loan bid for Chelsea’s Loic Remy according to the Turkish newspaper AMK.

Galatasaray have been on the hunt for a new striker since the summer transfer window and have previously been linked with Lokomotiv Moscow’s Oumar Niasse and Newcastle’s Papis Cisse.

The Lion’s first choice striker Burak Yilmaz has seven goals while his alternative Umut Bulut has only managed two goals in 16 games. Yilmaz has recently suffered a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury keeping him out until the end of January.

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