By Chelsea correspondent Tony Hughes
Leicester have revived their interest in Loic Remy after a series of striker moves by the club stalled on deadline day, Football Insider sources understand.
The Premier League leaders are back in for the French striker after tabling a £10.5million bid over the weekend in a bid to prise him from Stamford Bridge.
A Chelsea source has told Football Insider that the champions are opening to selling Remy on a permanent deal but the player would prefer a loan and the chance to prove himself to the club’s new manager next season.
The Foxes have turned to Remy after failing with bids for AC Milan’s M’Baye Niang, CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa and Italian striker Eder, who joined Inter Milan last week. Dwight Gayle has also emerged as a late target but he is set to remain at Crystal Palace.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been open about his desire to sign a new striker as his team look to maintain their unexpected title challenge.
Rémy has scored a creditable 12 goals goals in 43 appearances for the Blues, many of which have been from the substitutes’ bench, but has not been given the opportunity to replicate the form which saw him strike 14 times while on loan at Newcastle in 2013/14.
Ranieri is keen to take some of the responsibly off the shoulders of Jamie Vardy, the Premier League’s top goalscorer, as Leicester prepare to maintain their against-the-odds title challenge.
There has been a high turnover of strikers in the last few days of the window at Stamford Bridge. The latest Chelsea transfer news is that Alexandre Pato has joined from Corinthians on loan until the end of the season, while Patrick Bamford has moved to Norwich for the rest of the campaign.