Queens Park Rangers are ready to sell Loic Remy this summer but Newcastle United and West Ham will have to pay the striker's £8m buy-out clause to get their man.
The R's manager Harry Redknapp has previously held faint hopes of holding onto the France international for another season as they prepare for life in the Championship, but the club's £4m purchase of Charlie Austin has paved the way for Remy's exit.
Both Newcastle and West Ham are keen to bring the 26-year-old, who struck six goals for QPR following his move from Marseille in January, back to the Premier League.
A season long loan move with the option to buy next summer has been suggested, but Redknapp maintains the club are looking to cash in on the striker.
"I don't think he will go on loan. I can't see any sense in it," Redknapp is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.
"I don't know why we'd pay £8m and then loan him out. If he wants to go, someone will have to pay for him. He has a buy-out clause and we want our money back."
Newcastle have made signing a striker a priority this summer with Fulham's Darren Bent, Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis and Remy on the club's radar.
Remy rejected the opportunity to join Alan Pardew's side to instead move to Loftus Road during the January transfer window but such is the club's need for another option other than Papiss Cisse, they may be willing to forgive and forget that snub.
West Ham meanwhile are still in the market for a partner for record signing Andy Carroll. Manager Sam Allardyce claimed on Thursday the club are looking to make one more signing before the start of the new season, and following confirmation from co-owner David Gold last month that another striker will be brought in, the reasonably priced Remy could well be on their radar.
Remy's expected departure from Loftus Road is increasingly likely after QPR completed a £4m deal for Charlie Austin.
"I have always liked him, he's a goal scorer," Redknapp said of the 24-year-old, who struck 28 goals in 40 league appearances for Burnley last season.
"He scored a fantastic array of goals last season and if you get the ball into the box for him, he will find the net."
Away from the pitch, QPR have also been busy. The club have been the most socially savvy football team ahead of the 2013 season, with more than the audience of Facebook and Twitter followers - over 330,000 combined when compared to all teams in the Football League's three leagues determined in research conducted by social advertising company RadiumOne.