QPR boss Harry Redknapp is moving to beat Newcastle United for Marseille striker Loic Remy.

The Sun says Redknapp flew to Marseille yesterday to start talks over an £8million move for striker Loic Remy.

Redknapp moved quickly following interest from Newcastle and Tottenham.

The Loftus Road boss sat next to Marseille president Vincent Labrune at the club's French Cup clash with Guingamp.

Andre-Pierre Gignac - once a Fulham target - got both goals in Marseille's 2-1 win but Remy is Redknapp's first choice.