Chelsea locked in talks with Turkish champions over striker deal, Crystal Palace join race

Besiktas president Fikret Orman is locked in talks with Chelsea in London over a loan deal for out-of-favour striker Loic Remy according to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik.

A source close to the club revealed to Turkish-football that Besiktas have a shortlist including Manchester City striker Bony, Chelsea forward Remy, Porto striker Aboubakar and Ghanian international Gyan.

The Istanbul giants also targeted Remy last season on a loan deal but were unable to clinch the deal.

The Blues are however, willing to consider offers for the France international this season after falling down the pecking order.

Remy was not included in the Chelsea match day squad in the opening Premier League game of the season against West Ham and is unlikely to feature in Antonio Conte’s plans this season.

Besiktas could however, face competition from Crystal Palace who have already had a busy summer recently agreeing a deal for Liverpool forward Christian Benteke according to the Sun.

Per the source, Remy wants first team football and will consider his options. Palace boss Alan Pardew is no stranger to Remy having worked with the striker during his time in charge of Newcastle United.

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