Blues misfit linked with Everton switch

Everton have been linked with a raid on Chelsea for out-of-favour striker Loic Remy but will face competition.

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Remy is understood to be keen to depart Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes in search of regular football.

The striker was used sparingly by both Jose Mourinho and then Guus Hiddink last season, missing out on a spot in the France Euro 2016 squad as a result.

His fortunes don’t appear to have improved over new boss Antonio Conte as he was left out of the Chelsea squad to face West Ham in their season opener on Monday.

French publication L’Equipe now say Everton hold an interest in the former Newcastle and QPR forward, potentially as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku who has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

The Goodison Park club could move for Remy regardless of whether or not Lukaku departs as it is understood manager Ronald Koeman wants to bolster his options in attack.

However, Everton will face competition as Crystal Palace have also been tipped to make a move for Remy and the player is thought to be in favour of remaining in London.

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