Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Remy Plays Waiting Game as He Considers [Pounds Sterling]20m Move to Spurs

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Remy Plays Waiting Game as He Considers [Pounds Sterling]20m Move to Spurs

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Byline: Tom Collomosse Football Correspondent

[bar] OTTENHAM are in pole position to sign Loic Remy from Marseille but the forward is keen to know the outcome of the Champions League Final before making a decision about his future.

Remy is fighting to be fit for France's Euro 2012 campaign after sustaining a thigh injury against Auxerre on Sunday, which is likely to keep him out of action for three to four weeks.

Marseille rejected a [pounds sterling]22million bid from Spurs during the January transfer window but are now looking for about [pounds sterling]20m for Remy, which would break Spurs's transfer record.

Standard Sport understands the player is keen to move to White Hart Lane but is waiting for greater clarity about Tottenham's status next season and that of their manager, Harry Redknapp.

There is also interest in Remy from Juventus and AC Milan but neither has pursued him with the determination shown by Spurs.

If Bayern Munich beat Chelsea in the Champions League Final, Spurs will enter next season's competition at the play-off stage. Victory for Chelsea would leave Spurs in the Europa League and the lack of funds generated by playing in Europe's main club competition would affect Spurs's power in the transfer market.

Remy has also heard many positive reports about Redknapp, who has a good reputation in French football and whose long-term future at Tottenham is thought to be a significant factor in the player's decision.

The Spurs boss guided the club to a top-four finish for the second time in three seasons but talks have yet to resume on the four-year deal prepared for him earlier this year.

Spurs began working in earnest on that contract when Redknapp was favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager.

Sources close to Remy believe there would be little difficulty in agreeing personal terms and they see few obstacles in negotiations with Marseille. …

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