Newcastle United are set to win the race for Marseille striker Loic Remy.

The Telegraph says Toon are in advanced talks to sign France international striker Remy for £10million and hope to announce the deal at the start of the January window.

The move will also involve Rémy's current club, Marseille, signing a Newcastle player, possibly one of their Frenchmen such as Gabriel Obertan who could be surplus to requirements at St James' Park.

If, as expected, Remy is signed by Newcastle it will increase the speculation that Demba Ba could leave the Premier League club when the window opens on Jan 1. Ba is available for £7million, the value of the release clause in his contract.