Loic Remy
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Tottenham are ready to beat local rivals Arsenal to the signing of French striker Loic Remy, according to the Mirror.

The Gunners have been linked to the Queens Park Rangers man throughout the summer transfer window, with Arsene Wenger making it a priority as he looks to make a few additions in the striking department.

However, the Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Remy to lead the line for his newly assembled squad and is ready to beat their bitter rivals Arsenal to his signing.

The former Southampton manager feels the lure of regular first team football and a place in the starting XI, which he will not be guaranteed at Arsenal will be enough to secure his services ahead of the Gunners.

The current FA Cup holders are in the market for more than one striker and Arsenal already have Olivier Giroud and Joel Campbell vying for a spot. This will mean Remy will not be first choice at the Emirates.

However, Pochettino wants to make the French international his number one choice, with the club willing to listen to offers for current strikers Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The White Hart Lane club could have the edge in the signing of the French striker as Harry Redknapp who is the manager of QPR is interested in taking Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton from the Spurs.

The 27-year-old French striker spent last season on-loan at Newcastle United and had a prolific season, scoring 14 goals in 26 games in the league. The player also has a release clause of £8m in his contract which is affordable for both clubs.

Moreover, even though Remy has stated his desire to play in the Champions League, which the Spurs cannot provide him, theirs is supposed to be the only concrete offer on the table. The White Hart Lane club are said to be willing to even top the £75,000-a-week salary he currently earns.