Chelsea striker Loic Remy has completed a season-long loan switch to London rivals Crystal Palace.

The Frenchman has been reunited with manager Alan Pardew at Selhurst Park following their successful spell together at Newcastle during the 2013/14 season.

Pardew said:: “Loic has been a target of mine throughout this transfer window and I’m delighted the deal has been done.

“I brought him to Newcastle so I know what he is capable of and I am convinced he will be a quality addition to our squad as we evolve.

"Loic has international and Champions League experience as well as being a Premier League title winner and is the latest example of the high calibre of players we have brought into the club during this transfer window."

Remy joined Chelsea two years ago from QPR but has only made 47 appearances in that time after being plagued by injuries and a lack of form.

The 29-year-old added of his move to Palace: "This is a very good chance for me and a big opportunity. It was very important to know Alan Pardew as he is a very good manager and I am happy to be here."

The Blues shelled out £33million on Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi this summer to push Remy further down the Stamford Bridge pecking order.

He follows fellow Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford in heading out the door on loan today and leaves Antonio Conte short of options up front in west London.

The Blues boss still has until tomorrow night to try and bring in a replacement to give Diego Costa and new boy Batshuayi some competition for a starting spot.

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