Newcastle United will have to cough up a loan fee for QPR striker Loic Remy.

The Daily Mail says Newcastle are trying to finalise a loan move for Remy as their game of brinksmanship with Lyon over Bafetimbi Gomis draws to a close.

Although manager Harry Redknapp would prefer a sale to boost his transfer budget it is understood QPR will allow the loan move for a small fee and Newcastle taking on the player's wages in full.