Queens Park Rangers' relegation from the Premier League is set to spark a major tussle between Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham for the west London club's French striker Loic Remy.
The 26-year-old was only signed by Harry Redknapp in January but is now likely to leave the club after less than six months due to a release clause that stated he could depart for just £8m if QPR were relegated.
Redknapp was fully aware of the clause but was hoping that Remy could fire QPR to safety and while he did manage to score five Premier League goals in just 11 games, it was not enough to save the club from relegation.
With the France international now available for a relatively low fee, the Mirror reports that there is a great deal of interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Reports suggest that Arsenal scouts watched the striker in action for a second time during the 0-0 draw with Reading last weekend, while Tottenham are keen to bolster their attacking options after a poor season from Emmanuel Adebayor.
The former Manchester City striker has scored just three league goals and manager Andre Villas-Boas has previously admitted that he may need more firepower if Spurs qualify for the Champions League.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has also suggested that he will look to sign another striker in the summer, with some reports suggesting that he may need to find a replacement for Luis Suarez who has been linked with a move away from Anfield after his on-field controversies.
Should any of the trio match the £8million release clause then the decision to move will come down to Remy who would certainly not want to be playing in the Championship having previously represented Marseille in the Champions League.
In fact Remy may well decide that European football will be a deciding factor which would certainly place Tottenham and Arsenal in a stronger position as they look to secure a top four finish and a place in Europe's elite competition.