Newcastle Alan Pardew is making a player-plus-cash deal for QPR’s French striker Loic Remy.

Pardew is willing to sacrifice centre-half Steven Taylor and pay around £6million to Rangers for the hot shot who tried but failed to keep them up.

The Toon want Remy as their new No.1, fitting in with their French dressing room, and made the official move after failing to land Arouna Kone who joined Everton from Wigan.

Remy is willing to go to Tyneside and Harry Redknapp will sell, but is demanding England hopeful defender Taylor in the deal.

Taylor would have to drop to the Championship but he can pick up a lucrative contract - and fill the gap left by Chris Samba who rejoined his previous club Anzhi.

Pardew told Taylor he could leave and now the clubs are trying to hammer out all of the small details.

French international Remy wants to stay in the Premier League so soon after crossing the Channel and should accept the move.