Arsenal are reportedly preparing a £12m take-it-or-leave-it offer in signing Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers at the end of the season.
The Metro reports that the Gunners are intensifying their interest in signing the Frenchman in order to bolster their attacking lineup for the upcoming campaign.
The north London club will be left with only two recognised strikers in their roster in the summer in Olivier Giroud and Yaya Sanogo. Nicklas Bendtner's contract expires in the coming months and it looks evident that the Danish international is heading for the Emirates' exit door.
Giroud has solitarily shouldered the goal-scoring burden this season and Arsene Wenger will be keen to ease the load on his compatriot.
The report suggests that the Gunners' boss is hopeful of finalising the deal before the World Cup commences in June.
Remy joined the Hoops in January 2013 for a reported wages worth £75,000-per-week. The striker then joined Newcastle United on a season-long loan last summer following QPR's relegation to the Championship last campaign.
The Magpies' manager Alan Pardew wants to make Remy's move to Tyneside a permanent one. However, the 52-year-old had conceded that any chances of making the striker's move to St James' Park during the upcoming transfer window will be heavily dependent on the availability of finances.
Last month, Harry Redknapp revealed that Remy is keen on playing in the Champions League next season. Arsenal are just one victory away from mathematically securing the fourth place in the Premier League table, the last available slot for Europe's top club competition.
With the prospect of playing against the continent's top clubs, it is likely that the 27-year-old will be tempted to move to the Emirates for the upcoming campaign.
QPR are chasing for a promotion to the Premier League, having secured their place in the Championship playoffs. However, the west London club could raise their asking price for Remy, if they secure top-flight status once again in the coming months.
Remy has made 25 league appearances for Newcastle this season, scoring 13 goals and contributing two assists in the process. Prior to Arsenal's 3-0 victory over the Pardew's side last Monday, Wenger admired his compatriot's abilities but refused to discuss about any possibilities of making a summer move for the striker.
"He is a good striker. But we are focused on the end of the season, not on strikers," Wenger explained.