Loic Remy

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a deal to sign striker Loic Remy from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues have met with QPR regarding the striker and have agreed to match his £8m release-clause

Jose Mourinho is desperate to add another striker to his squad before the end of the summer transfer window following the departure of Fernando Torres, leaving the Portuguese manager with just Diego Costa and 36-year-old Didier Drogba as the only recognised strikers in the club.

The Spaniard has left Stamford Bridge and moved to Serie A club AC Milan on a two-year loan deal. The former Atletico Madrid striker never justified his £50m move to Chelsea from Liverpool, despite winning multiple trophies with the west London club.

Remy has been on the radar of many a top club over the summer and he was very close to completing a move to Liverpool, but the deal collapsed owing to a failed medical. However, the player who has already featured for QPR this season, is still waiting for a move to a top four club as he is keen to play in the Champions League.

Chelsea are said to have shown interest earlier in the summer, when Drogba was feared injured but cooled interest following the striker's recovery. The Blues have reignited their interest owing to the shortage of forwards following the departures of Samuel Eto'o, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba and now Torres.

The Express reports that the Stamford Bridge outfit are in advanced talks with QPR and it is claimed that a medical for the player is planned for as early as tomorrow.

The 27-year-old had an impressive season on-loan with Newcastle United last season scoring 14 goals in 26 appearances in the league, and earlier in the summer was subject to interest from Arsenal as well. It is believed that the Gunners were put off by the player's refusal to compromise on his £80,000-a-week wage demand.