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Cagliari keen on acquiring out of favour Chelsea striker — report

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Forgotten deep in the realms of being a third-choice player (if that) for the lone (usually) striker role at Chelsea, Loïc Rémy has spent all summer looking for a new club to join. So far, that search has been unsuccessful, but according to Sky Sport Italia (via Football Italia), Serie A club Cagliari could be willing to offer an escape route.

Cagliari have lost Marco Borriello, who scored 16 league goals for the team last season, to newly-promoted side SPAL this summer. They have been interested in acquiring Napoli striker Leonardo Pavoletti on a season-long deal with option to buy — a standard Italian transfer market move (see Mohamed Salah) — however, there have been no indications of Cagliari making any advances in that regard recently, and with the summer transfer window drawing closer to an end, they need to move quickly. Thus, enter Rémy, for whom the window is also running out.

The 30-year-old Chelsea forward spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace, but only took part in eight games, mostly due to injuries, which has been a constant theme for him over the past couple years. With Rémy seemingly nowhere near Antonio Conte’s, not even as an emergency third striker option, the league known for having old men score lots of goals just might be the perfect destination for Rémy.

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