Chelsea close in on £15m-rated Marseille striker Loic Remy

Chelsea have stepped up their plans to sign Marseille’s Loic Remy.

Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo hopes to land the £15million-rated France striker in January and sent a scout to watch him in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Paris St Germain.

Remy, 25, is under contract until 2015. He could play in the Champions League as Marseille are only in the Europa League this season.