Chelsea have made a shock enquiry as to the availability of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who Liverpool came close to signing earlier this summer, as reported by Goal.com.
Didier Drogba suffered an injury during the Stamford Bridge club’s 2-1 friendly win against Ferencvaros, and Chelsea are interested in Remy as an option in the face of Drogba’s ankle knock.
The Blues are unsure as to how long Drogba will be out as a result of the injury, and with Fernando Torres failing to impress during pre-season, boss Jose Mourinho is now looking for new back-up options.
Remy has already been at the centre of one transfer move this summer, with Liverpool coming very close to signing the French international for £8 million. The move broke down after Remy failed a medical in Boston for the Merseyside club.
Drogba looks like he might miss the start of the season, and Remy is clearly being considered a viable alternative by the London club. He has an £8 million release clause written into his contract which allows him to move to any top four Premier League side if they match that value.