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Chelsea pretend Loïc Rémy is useful, include him in latest Romelu Lukaku offer - reports

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With Chelsea seemingly intent on bringing Romelu Lukaku back into the fold at Stamford Bridge, yet another Blues striker could be heading to Everton to pull the deal through. According to the Telegraph, Loïc Rémy might be that striker involved in a deal for the 22-year-old as a "counterpart" -- though in name only, rather than price.

The adjusted deal with Rémy included would still be a rather eye-watering sum.

Reports rate the overall value of this potential deal at £70-75m, with a cash portion of £60-65m and Remy making up the difference with a rather hopeful valuation of £10m.  But really, he'd be little more than a goodwill gesture; the stale cherry on top of our rich £67m maximum offer cake.

Rémy, who was reportedly set to leave the club in the last winter transfer window, could be used as cover for Everton's depth issue at striker that would arise with Lukaku's move to Chelsea. But the Merseysiders could also look to bring in Wolfsburg's Bas Dost or Manchester City's Wilfried Bony as Lukaku's replacement.

For Rémy, this move would certainly result in more playing time than he'd get at Chelsea.  Whether he'd make any dent in the massive Lukaku transfer fee however is debatable.