There are reports this morning that Arsenal are attempting to hijack Chelsea’s move for the French striker Loic Remy, but we all know that Arsene Wenger had three months to meet the Frenchman’s buy-out clause of just 8.5million but has only now decided to take action after Olivier Giroud was ruled out for the next three months.
But alas, it’s too late, as Jose Mourinho has already admitted that he straight away started talking to Remy as soon as he knew that Fernando Torres was on his way to AC Milan. The Chelsea boss said: “Today I told my people in the club that I have no news until the end of the game,”
“They know I don’t like to communicate before the game.
“Obviously I know that we are trying since yesterday – since we knew that Nando [Torres] was leaving – that we were trying to get Remy.
“But now, when I arrive in the bus is the time to make some calls and to have news.”
There were reports that Remy’s proposed to Liverpool had fallen through due to medical reasons, but Mourinho doesn’t seem to be in he slightest bit worried. He said: “I have one fantastic doctor, we trust him completely, he has lots of people working with him in different areas.
“For sure they will try to identify what the situation is. But the information we have already from specialists in different areas is that he doesn’t have a problem to play football.”
I think we only have to ask and Newcastle supporter whether Remy can play football or not! The fact is that Remy came to watch Arsenal’s last game of last season and we all thought that he would be Wenger’s first signing of the summer (God knows every Arsenal fan knew we needed another striker) but now the Arsenal boss has finally decided to make a move it is too late…….
So now Chelsea will have three centre-forwards in Costa, Remy and Drogba to get through the season, while Arsenal have an out-of-position Sanchez and Sanogo until Giroud recovers….
I hope to hell Arsenal have a backup plan. Get Falcao, Arsene!