Remy keen on Hammers move
Nice ready to sell striker for the right price
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: July 12, 2010 10:30am
Remy: Open to move
Loic Remy has confirmed he would be interested in joining West Ham United with Nice prepared to sell for the right price.
Skysports.com revealed earlier this month that the Hammers had increased their bid for Remy to €13.5million (£11.1million) as new manager Avram Grant seeks to improve his squad.
The France international striker has also been linked with Bordeaux and Lyon, although his asking price could prevent a move within Ligue 1.
Remy is keen to have a swift resolution to his future and is excited by the prospect of moving to the Premier League with West Ham.
"I like Bordeaux, there are perfect facilities to work there," Remy told L'Equipe. "Lyon? It is always attractive to go back to the club where you have been educated, but it is not my first objective.
"West Ham will not play in any European competition this term, but Nice and Bordeaux won't play in any either.
"I have always liked the Premier League and I have always dreamed of playing in England.
"When a club like West Ham is tempted, it is always exciting. But nothing is done, the clubs have to find an agreement and Nice asks for a lot of money.
"Without setting any ultimatums, I would like to know my future quite soon."
Nice coach Eric Roy has accepted Remy's likely departure over the summer providing the club's valuation is met.
Roy said: "I absolutely rely on him, but we have resigned ourselves.
"We had a verbal agreement, which was that he would spend two seasons at Nice having four years on his contract.
"So now if an offer comes and matches what the club expects, indeed he will leave."