Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has told Newcastle United and West Ham United they will have to pay £2m if they want to sign Loic Remy on loan this season.
The R's boss yesterday indicated that the club are looking to recoup the entire £8m they paid Marseille for the striker's services last January with the Frenchman's departure now all but certain following the arrival of Charlie Austin at Loftus Road.
But the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has today explained that a loan fee of £2m would suffice if any club wish to take the Frenchman who scored six goals in 14 appearances for the club last season.
"We paid about £8m for him, so if someone wants to loan him for a year, we are entitled to get £2m a year for him," said Redknapp.
"Make no mistake, he will get between 15 and 20 goals next season if he goes to a Premier League club.
"He is a top-class player, a player for any club in the Premier League in my opinion."
While Newcastle have been the most persistently linked with Remy, news that Alan Pardew's side have agreed a fee with Lyon for striker Bafetimbi Gomis could see interest from the north east fade, allowing West Ham and any other potential suitors to swoop for the QPR man.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce yesterday confirmed that the club are looking to make one more signing before the transfer window closes, likely to be a striker based on comments made by the club's co-owner David Gold last month.
The club have also indicated they are on the lookout for someone to partner their record signing Andy Carroll for the new season and Remy could very well be on that shortlist.
In addition to Remy, Redknapp also addressed the futures of two of his other stand out performers in what was a thoroughly miserable campaign for QPR last term in Julio Cesar and Adel Taarabt.
While resigned to losing the pair, Redknapp has warned that QPR's relegation to the second tier has had no bearing on the fees the club expect to receive for the duo.
"Julio is a world class goalkeeper, he played for Brazil in the Confederations Cup and won it with them," Redknapp said of Cesar, who has been linked with Arsenal throughout the summer.
"I think he can play for any team in the world. I think he wants to play higher than in the Championship. So it is up to someone to come in and want to buy him. They will be buying a great goalkeeper.
"Adel has great ability, if he wants to leave someone's got to pay the right money for him. If someone wants to loan him they have got to pay the going rate.
""He can go and turn a team around when his mind is right, he's an amazing talent."