Chelsea scouted France international yesterday ahead of transfer window

Many Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Loic Remy over the past year or so and he's thrived on the attention, perhaps wrongly believing that he'd have a pick of several Premier League clubs when the time came to move from Marseille.

In early May he was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea but then the pendulum seemed to swing in Tottenham's favour. However, the striker wasn't keen on a move to White Hart Lane according to French sport outlet Le10, who said at the time he had a release clause of €25 million on his contract and even if that was met it would be up to him and he preferred to remain at Marseille for another year.

Then injury struck and took the option away from him, and also the opportunity of starring at Euro 2012 and bringing more interested clubs to the negotiating table. He's being worked back into the team by high-flying Marseille and is having to settle for appearances as substitute.

TMW say that Chelsea watched him yesterday against PSG but the striker only got on with 11 minutes to go so it was pretty much a wasted journey for the London club's scouts.

The injury has meant Remy isn't in the latest France squad and both the player and his country will hope he gets back to his best soon. He hasn't scored a goal in Ligue 1 this season and, ahead of the January transfer window, any clubs who had interest previously will want to check he's fully recovered. 

Chelsea will have to try their luck again. 

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