Thursday’s Transfer Rumor Roundup: Remy to St. Etienne, Townsend out at Tottenham

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With a new manager coming to Chelsea, some players may be on their way out.

One of those players is Loic Remy, who has seen limited playing time since joining the Blues from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2014. A fringe player at Stamford Bridge, the striker has attracted interest from French side Saint-Etienne.

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Etienne manager Cristophe Galtier told But Football Club that he is looking into the possibility of bringing Remy back to his native France on a loan deal in January. Galtier said “Loic Remy has a very interesting profile. He’s part of a very big club where he’s not playing much. We’ll see if Chelsea will loan him to us but they would have to take care of part of his salary.”

Remy began his career in France and had his most successful seasons there, playing for the likes of Lyon and Marseille. With his lack of minutes at Chelsea, the striker has fallen off the radar for the French national team, which he has made 31 appearances for and represented at the 2014 World Cup. If Remy moved back to France and regained his scoring touch, he could get an outside chance of earning a call-up for the EURO next summer.

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Multiple reports have Andros Townsend on his way out at Tottenham Hotspur. The 24-year-old has only played in three league matches for Spurs this season, his last appearance a five-minute cameo off the bench in October. Townsend had a run-in with a trainer during practice earlier this season and was demoted to the reserves by manager Mauricio Pochettino, which looks to have put an end to his career at White Hart Lane. It is being reported that West Brom and Aston Villa are the leading candidates to sign the winger, who could cost $20 million.

Manchester City is a possible destination for Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac, according to the player’s agent. The 22-year-old Bosnian international can play in different positions across the back-line and has also played in a holding midfield role, with Man City and Roma reportedly competing for a move. His agent claims he would cost around $9 million.