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Arsenal still have work to do to complete Loic Remy deal

Move draws close for £8million QPR striker but personal terms are yet to be agreed

Uncertain future: Loïc Remy could join Arsenal this summer

Arsenal still have work to do to sign QPR striker Loic Remy.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger wants to sign the French striker this summer to help ease the load on Olivier Giroud at the Emirates next season.

Wenger is closing in on an £8million deal for the 27-year-old and talks have reportedly taken place between the two clubs this week.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 8, 2013: Arsenal's Oliver Giroud is denied by Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard during the Premiership match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
In need of help: Giroud needs Remy to lighten his workload

But while those discussions have been positive, personal terms are yet to be agreed with the player following his return from the World Cup in Brazil.

QPR supremo Tony Fernandes had hinted on Monday that he was ready to rebuff any move for the Frenchman.

Fernandes posted a picture of the former Newcastle United loanee in his French kit on Instagram, accompanied by the words: “One of the world class players in QPR.”

Arsene Wenger at Anfield
In the hunt: Arsene Wenger is looking to sign Loic Remy

A QPR insider last month told Get West London Remy, along with fellow World Cup star Julio Cesar, would report back to west London for pre-season training.

However, it appears that the move is now drawing closer to completion and Rangers look set to lose the forward in the coming weeks.

Boss Harry Redknapp will have to look elsewhere for firepower as he prepares for QPR's to return to the Premier League.

Soaking up the sun: Remy has been in Brazil for the World Cup

He has already seen a bid turned down for Icelandic striker Kolbein Sigthorsson.

Redknapp is also keen to sign Norwich striker Gary Hooper after missing out on his signature last term.

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