Loic Remy
Loic Remy is in Newcastle to undergo a medical ahead of his proposed season-long loan at the club. [Reuters]

Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a season-long loan deal for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, pending the completion of a medical.

According to numerous reports, the 26 year old has arrived in the north east for his medical at St. James' Park as Newcastle attempt to finally complete their first major signing of the summer.

Remy was heavily linked with a move to Newcastle back in January but he instead opted to leave Marseille for QPR in a club record deal.

Having paid £8m for the striker, QPR boss Harry Redknapp made it clear that even if the French striker was sent on loan then the Championships side would demand a significant fee.

"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."

Newcastle's director of football Joe Kinnear was handed the task of making new signings and he admitted over the weekend that he was hopeful a deal for Remy would be concluded in the coming days.

"Yeah, I think very much so. I would like to think we are very, very close to agreeing that," Kinnear told Sky Sports.

"I would think maybe Monday or Tuesday we will be a position to say yea or nay but I am very happy about how that deal is going at the moment."

Newcastle are also confident that they will soon be able to present French striker Bafetimbi Gomis as another new signing after they agreed a fee of £8m with Lyon.

The France international has under 12 months remaining on his contract with the Ligue 1 club who are keen to offload the striker this summer in order to reduce their wage bill.