Everton are being accredited with an interest in out-of-favour Chelsea striker Loic Remy, with Sky Sports naming the Toffees and Marseille as sides interested in the 30-year-old.

The Goodison Park outfit are in the midst of a revamp of Ronald Koeman’s squad and have brought in a raft of new players to the club this summer.

However, with the sale of Romelu Lukaku, Everton are on the hunt for a new striker to compliment fellow recruits Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez.

Remy spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace but failed to make an impact due to injuries, playing in only five Premier League games in 2016-17 at Selhurst Park.

The latest report suggests that Chelsea are ready to let the attacker leave Stamford Bridge this summer if they can recruit a replacement, with the 30-year-old into the last 12 months of his current contract.

Remy has shown in the past that he can score consistently in the Premier League when given a chance, with the former France international netting 14 times in 24 starts for Newcastle United in 2013-14.

However, the versatile forward has struggled for time on the pitch in recent years and as such he has become something of a forgotten man.

While a return to Marseille would possibly be a good option for Remy, if Koeman could get the French star back to near his best the veteran attacker could well be a shrewd and affordable acquisition for Everton.

That said, the responsibility of replacing Lukaku at Goodison is a major undertaking and as such a player that has a more-impressive recent track record than the Chelsea forward would surely be a better option for the high-flying Merseysiders.


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