The French striker has spent this term on loan with Newcastle, who are keen to make the deal permanent, but Arsenal are also keeping close tabs on the 27-year-old.

And Redknapp has added fuel to the fire by revealing Remy is likely to depart Loftus Road in the summer, although his destination remains uncertain.

‘Remy wants to play Champions League football next season, so they tell me,’ said the R’s boss.

‘The chances of us keeping him are not great if he’s got a buy-out clause.’