Remy a loan target for Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne head coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed the Ligue 1 club are interested in acquiring Chelsea striker Loic Remy on a loan deal in January.

Galtier is on the lookout for more attacking options after losing Robert Beric to a knee injury last month, which has sidelined the Slovenia international out for the remainder of the season.

Remy has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge since his switch from west London rivals QPR in 2014, making just six starts for the Blues in their Premier League title-winning season.

The France international has featured mostly off the bench again this term, making only one start thus far and scoring his first goal of the new campaign in a 2-1 defeat to Leicester on Monday.

Galtier acknowledged to readers of But Football Club that Remy was a mid-season transfer target for Les Verts.

"Yes. Loic Remy has a very interesting profile," he said. "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. I'm not sure if it's possible. But Loic is indeed on the list.

"I've the right to think that a player like him would perform well coming to us and that would allow him to attract the attention of the national team manager for the Euros.

"Players like Josuha Guilavogui and Benoit Tremoulinas got themselves back in the running by coming to Saint-Etienne on loan."