West Ham approach Rangers about Remy

West Ham have made an enquiry about Loic Remy.

The Hammers asked about the France striker but are not expected to follow up their interest after being told the terms of his QPR contract mean clubs outside the top four would have to pay a significantly larger transfer fee.

Arsenal have also expressed an interest but appear to have been put off by Remy’s wage demands – he is hoping to secure a pay rise to around the £90,000-a-week mark should he move on this summer.

Remy, 27, joined QPR from Marseille for £8m in January last year on the understanding it could help him secure a move to a leading English club.

His departure after Rangers’ relegation from the top flight was therefore inevitable and he spent last season on loan at Newcastle, where he scored 14 goals in 26 league appearances.

Newcastle are keen to sign him on a permanent basis but Remy would rather play in London.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes wants him to stay at Loftus Road.

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