Ligue 1 side join Galatasaray in the race to sign Chelsea striker

Kurt Zouma

The Ligue 1 side Lille has joined Galatasaray in the race to sign Chelsea’s out-of-favor striker Loic Remy.

According to a report by Goal,  LOSC Lille have confirmed they’re keen on signing Chelsea striker Loic Remy, but have admitted that it will be tough to complete a deal for the France international.

“This is a very complicated issue, you know you have little chance [of signing him],” Lille coach Frederic Antonetti was quotes as saying by Goal.

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“We have already worked together, so there’s no need to seduce him,” continued the coach, who oversaw Remy’s progress during his time at OGC Nice earlier in his career.”

The Turkish newspaper AMK report that Turkish Super League champions Galatasaray are also interested in the forward, and have sent an envoy to London in order to discuss the possibility of signing both the French attacker.

The Turkish source have reported that the Stamford Bridge heavyweights are looking for a €12 million fee to secure the international’s signature.

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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