Pellegrini looks to Marseille hitman

Malaga boss Manuel Pellegrini has been eyeing Marseille hitman Loic Remy as he looks to strengthen his attack for next season.

The Chilean has seen the retirement of Ruud Van Nistelrooy and the news that Julio Baptista will be out injured for a further four months leave his squad looking threadbare up front, with South American pair Jose Salamon Rondon and Sebastian Fernandez his only two recognised forwards.

According to Foot Mercato, the latest player to come under the microscope is Remy, who has scored 39 goals in 88 games for the Ligue 1 side and has provoked the interest of several European clubs.

The 25-year-old, who was signed from Nice in August 2010 for a reported €15.5m, has already played 17 times for the French national team, scoring four goals, and will not come cheap as Marseille are understood to be looking for around €18m for the player.

Malaga are also believed to be considering raiding the Premier League where Emmanuel Adebayor and Michael Owen have been on their radar.

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