Newcastle finally look set to sign Loic Remy, all be it six months after their initial interest.

After being beaten to the forward by QPR in January, the R's relegation means Remy is all but certain to leave Loftus Road.

QPR will look to recoup the majority of their £8million they spent on Remy, however Newcastle are keen on a cash/player offer.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is ready to offer defender Steven Taylor as part of the deal.

Having sold Christopher Samba back to Anzhi last week, QPR want defensive recruitments to help them bounce straight back into the Premier League.

Whether Taylor will want to leave Newcastle is another matter. The Geordie born defender has proven his loyalty to the club countless times and a move down the footballing ladder surely won't entice his exit.


Despite relegation, Remy's reputation in England was enhanced after some fantastic displays and a good goal return given how poor QPR were.

Remy scored six goals in just 14 matches for Harry Redknapp's side, however his performances weren't enough to keep them up.

The French international initially rejected Newcastle in January, with many suspecting QPR's offer of increased wages to be the selling point.

Although Remy has lost his place in the national side, in a World Cup year the former Marseille man needs top flight football if he's to earn a recall.

Remy is due in court in September after being arrested and released on bail in May on the suspicion of gang rape.