• Premier League

Redknapp rebuffed by Remy

ESPN staff
January 7, 2013
Loic Remy will not be moving to QPR, it seems © PA Photos

Loic Remy has turned down a move to Queens Park Rangers as the race to sign the French international from Marseille gathers momentum.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp flew out to France and watched from the box of OM president Vincent Labrune at the Stade Velodrome as Remy played all 120 minutes in OM's 2-1 extra-time win against second division Guingamp in the Coupe de France on Sunday.

Redknapp returned to London disappointed, however, after Remy, who has also been strongly linked to Newcastle United, rejected his overtures.

According to radio station RMC, OM would have been willing to discuss a move, with QPR ready to offer €10 million and Shaun Wright-Phillips for Remy, who has scored just a single league goal this season.

OM sporting director Jose Anigo had opened the door for a departure of one of the club's most prized assets in L'Equipe on Sunday when he stated Remy could move "if there's a big club and he's interested".

L'Equipe claims German side Schalke and Dortmund are also pursuing striker Remy.

Redknapp, meanwhile, had previously expressed his frustration at trying to bring in new players to Loftus Road.

"I need to improve the squad," Redknapp said. "I'll do everything I can to do that. We have to do a little bit of business somewhere, whether it's loans or whatever.

"We have to strengthen. We're short in certain areas. The team needs picking up."

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