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Chelsea complete Remy deal

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Loic Remy had seen a prospective move to Liverpool fall through earlier this month © Getty Images
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Chelsea have completed the signing of Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers, the club has confirmed.

The deal was all but sealed yesterday as both Harry Redknapp and Jose Mourinho spoke openly about Remy's transfer, with Chelsea having activated the release clause in the 27-year-old's contract.

However, a prospective move to Liverpool fell through last month due to concerns over Remy's medical. Mourinho was confident that would not be problematic this time around, and so it has proved.

The release clause was believed to be £8 million, though the final fee is reportedly £10.5m. Remy's signing comes after misfit striker Fernando Torres joined AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

"I feel very happy and very proud," said Remy to the Chelsea official website. "When I heard Chelsea wanted to sign me I said "let's go" straight away because they are one of the best clubs in the world.

"I remember the amazing atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when I played there for Marseille and I can't wait to play for the first time in front of my new fans."

Remy scored six goals in 16 league appearances for QPR having joined in January last year. He then spent last season on loan at Newcastle, scoring 14 goals in 26 league games.

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