Nice hoping to keep Remy

French striker could yet be persuaded to stay out

Remy: Attracting interest

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Nice are hoping they can persuade Loic Remy to forget about securing a move away from the club.

The 23-year-old has expressed a desire to try his luck elsewhere after being spat on by Nice supporters after a recent disappointing performance on home soil.

The France international made his comments in the heat of the moment, and has not reiterated such a desire since, but his future remains a subject of much speculation.

Premier League giants Arsenal are reported to have shown an interest, with Arsene Wenger always in the market for creative talent.

Nice are determined to do all they can to keep Remy in France, but general manager Patrick Governatori admits they could be persuaded to sell should a suitable offer be received.

"I hope he will stay," he said in L'Equipe.

"We don't need to sell but if an offer arrives that we can't refuse, anything could happen."

Reports in France suggest Marseille and Bordeaux are also keen on Remy, with the Ligue 1 heavyweights considering summer approaches for the highly-rated frontman.