By Danny Wright

Newcastle have entered talks with Chelsea striker Loic Remy, potentially with a view to re-signing him on a loan deal, according to a reliable journalist.

Sky Sports’ north-east reporter Keith Downie claimed on his personal Twitter account on Friday that Swansea were also in talks with Remy, 31, but they are looking for a permanent deal as they already have a Chelsea player on loan in Tammy Abraham.

Rafa Benitez has previously admitted to having a frustrating summer, but now it seems like he is making progress in trying to land the 31-times France international to bolster his strike force.

Remy only played eight times across all competitions while he was on loan at Crystal Palace last season, failing to score as he suffered multiple serious injuries which kept him out of action for almost the entire campaign.

The former Magpies forward, who spent the 2013/14 season on a temporary deal at St. James’ Park from QPR, hasn’t completed a full 90 minutes of action since September 2015 after struggling for a first-team spot at Chelsea and suffering with injuries.

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Football Insider Verdict

Although Remy has already been at Newcastle and enjoyed a successful season as he scored 14 goals in 27 games, this deal is perhaps not a very good move. Benitez already has bunch of strikers who are susceptible to injury on his hands and Remy might probably come in and spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch, like he did at Palace. Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joselu doesn’t seem like a strikeforce that is capable of helping a team stay in the Premier League and add an injury-hit Remy to that list and it doesn’t really improve. Benitez needs to sign players that take his squad up a level, not just add an extra burden on the medical staff.

In other Newcastle news, fans have reacted to the news that another striker has left the club this summer.

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