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One of the ongoing stories of the summer transfer window revolves around the future of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy.
Earlier this month, the France international was pictured attending Arsenal's final home game of the season against West Bromwich Albion.
Gunners manager Arsene Wenger played down speculation linking the 27-year-old by joking that he hoped the forward had paid for his ticket.
But this week a new name entered the fray for Remy.
According to Gary Jacob of The Times (subscription required), Everton have made their interest in the Frenchman known.
Jacob claims the Toffees' interest in the striker is an indication that Romelu Lukaku will not be making a permanent return to Goodison Park after his successful loan spell.
The Chelsea and Belgium forward found a place in the Everton fans' hearts with his ability in front of goal throughout the Premier League campaign, as he helped the club finish fifth in the table.
At 21, though, Lukaku represents a potentially big transfer for the Stamford Bridge club and a successful World Cup with Belgium could see the Merseyside club priced right out of the market.
All of which brings us back to Remy. Jacob claims that Remy has an £8 million buy-out clause inserted into his contract at Loftus Road.
That figure in itself will be music to the ears of Everton chairman Bill Kenwright, who will be looking to help manager Roberto Martinez build on the success of last season.
But, like any good businessman, the Goodison Park chief will recognise that any further successes will have to come within financial reason.
Arsenal, though, have the carrot of Champions League football to dangle before Remy, while Newcastle will not be looking to count themselves out of a permanent move just yet.
Even if QPR regain their top-flight status by beating Derby County in the play-off final, West London is unlikely to be Remy's destination next season.
But the Loftus Road club will not be harmed if speculation of bidding a war continues for the striker.
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Everton's interest in Remy would be totally understandable, and his reported buy-out trigger is well within their grasp.
But the prospect of playing in the Champions League must be a serious attraction for the France forward, who will represent his country at the World Cup this summer.
The idea of Remy making a name for himself in Brazil and a potential bidding war means QPR are likely to be the biggest winners in any potential transfer.