Newcastle United are believed to be interested in signing Marseille forward Loic Remy who has previously been linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League.

Toon boss Alan Pardew has been working hard to identify targets all summer and was in negotiations for a number of weeks with FC Twente as he attempted to secure a deal for Holland striker Luuk de Jong.

However, having missed out on signing De Jong, who chose to join German side Borussia Monchengladbach, it seems Newcastle may well have turned their attention to France international Remy.

The Newcastle Chronicle is reporting that Remy is prepared to leave the Ligue 1 side over the summer months and they believe that he is now a genuine target for Pardew.

Loic Remy
Loic Remy in action for Marseille

Remy was previously linked with Tottenham Hotspur when Harry Redknapp was in charge of the club and there are still suggestions that he could move to White Hart Lane as Andre Villas-Boas is also interested in bringing a striker to the club.

The 25-year-old first came to prominence when playing for Nice and was eventually signed by Marseille in a deal believed to be worth €15million.

Remy has been a consistent performer for Marseille in the last two seasons as he has hit double figures in league goals in both campaigns, despite the French side struggling for much of last season.

Marseille have recently appointed Elie Baup as successor to Didier Deschamps and there will be little doubt that he will want to keep his star striker.

However, the Chronicle believes that Marseille would be willing to sell for a fee of £15million which may not be out of the price range of Newcastle who were looking to spend a similar amount on De Jong.