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With half the season gone, Aston Villa find themselves in a dreadful situation in the Premier League. Currently standing at last place with only 8 points from 19 matches, they are desperately trying to launch a last-minute recovery, which includes looking for reinforcements to their current squad.

One such reinforcement was rumored to be Chelsea striker Loïc Rémy; now manager Rémi Garde has admitted in an interview that he is looking forward to have the player at Villa Park in the future.

"Loïc is a guy I know well, he would be an interesting player for the team. I can't tell you [our chances of signing him]. He is part of some players I am trying to attract to Aston Villa, for sure. Loic is quite a special one, he knows the country, the league."

"I also have some targets that would be this level maybe without knowing the country and the league. The situation is not the best one you could dream of to speak with players. But what I have done already doesn't show me that nobody wants to join this football club."

-Rémi Garde; source: Telegraph

According to the Telegraph, Aston Villa want Rémy on a loan deal, rather than a permanent transfer, which could help tempt the likes of Rémy who's not getting proper minutes at Chelsea but still has designs on Euro 2016 with France, while probably preferring not get relegated.