Date: 25th August 2016 at 11:49am
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West Ham are keen to secure a late season-long loan deal for Chelsea’ Loic Remy with talks regarding the move underway, according to reports from Sky Sports.

The French forward joined the Blues in the summer of 2014 from QPR after an impressive loan stint at Newcastle, but has struggled to make any sort of impact at Stamford Bridge.

And Michy Batshuayi’s arrival from Marseille seems to have pushed him down the pecking order under Antonio Conte, leaving Remy’s chances of game time bleak over the current campaign, with no European football having heavily reduced the amount of fixtures the club will face.

Reports claim that West Ham are now willing to offer the 29-year-old an escape route for 2016/17, with talks shrouding a loan move underway.

The Hammers are short of attacking numbers following injuries to both Andre Ayew and Andy Carroll.

Although Slaven Bilic has already talked up Simone Zaza and Wilfried Bony as options, Remy could be especially appealing given his ability to play from a wide position as well as up front as a lone striker.