Newcastle United are a step closer to signing Marseille striker Loic Remy.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle have had a bid accepted for Remy.<> Boss Alan Pardew said: "It isn't just one deal that appears to be hotting up - there are three or four and we need that."

Having sold Demba Ba to Chelsea, Newcastle can now afford Marseille's £10million asking price for Remy, 26.