The race for Queens Park Rangers striker appears to be a race that will take place on ground that is favourable to Arsenal over their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Remy apparently has two different release clauses in his contract. One allows him to leave for any interested club for a fee of £11 million. For a top four club however, the fee is just £8 million, giving Arsenal a huge advantage over Spurs as they could sign the player for £3 million less than their rivals who finished outside the top four.
Remy is keen to join a club that will play in the Champions League this summer, and could be a good option for teams such as Arsenal or Liverpool who are in need of a striker and have been linked with the player.
Liverpool appear to have earmarked Swansea’s Wilfred Bony as their preferred target however, meaning that a move to Arsenal appears more likely. Arsenal have signed Alexis Sanchez this summer however he is not an out and out striker, meaning the Gunners are still likely to want to sign experienced competition for Olivier Giroud’s position, despite the fact that Sanchez will help take some of the goalscoring burden off him.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign a striker to replace flop Roberto Soldado and the inconsistent Adebayor. At £11 million, Remy is still fairly inexpensive, and it is unlikely that the fact their rivals can sign him cheaper will really be off putting. Remy’s determination to move to a Champions League club could be far more significant.