Sunday, 13th January, 2013
German champions Borussia Dortmund have made what has been described as a "very good" offer for Marseille striker Loic Remy.
According to French sports daily L’Equipe, Jurgen Klopp’s men are pushing ahead to try to take the 26-year-old to the Ruhr, though they still face fierce opposition from English Premier League outfit Newcastle United.
The Magpies have slapped in their own bid for Remy and the player is believed to favour landing at St. James’ Park, where there is already a large francophone contingent.
Dortmund though, with Champions League football during the second half of the season to look forward to, will be hopeful of persuading the striker to head east, rather than west.
Remy may be in action for Marseille this evening when Elie Baup’s men take on Sochaux in Ligue 1.
The match could be his last in a Marseille shirt, with a resolution to his future expected to arrive soon.
Baup will be disappointed to lose Remy, but the blow has been cushioned somewhat due to the fact that Andre-Pierre Gignac is the club’s main goalscoring threat at present.
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