Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua are in discussions with Chelsea over the transfer of striker Loic Remy, according to Le 10 Sport.

With the Chinese transfer window remaining open until February 26th, Shanghai have opened negotiations for the Frenchman as they continue to scour through Europe to find an international calibre striker to lead their team.

Remy, who was close to sealing a deal to Leicester in the British transfer window, has reportedly been upset with his lack of playing time for the Premier League champions and has been seeking a move in order to secure his place in the French national squad for Euro 2016.

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Back in 2012, Shanghai were one of the first sides in China to secure high profile signings when they signed former Chelsea strikers Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

However, over the recent months, an influx of international players in their prime has seen a huge boost to the profile of the Chinese league with the likes of Alex Texeira, Jackson Martinez and former Chelsea midfielder Ramires all moving to Asia.

Shenhua have been told by Chelsea that Remy is available for €15 million, but one of the issues causing a hitch in the deal is the 29-year-old’s wage demands.

Shanghai are prepared to offer a four-year deal worth €7 million per year to Remy, who currently earns €3.6 million per year, but the ex-Newcastle striker is holding out for at least €9 million and according to these reports, Remy will not budge from his demands and it seems as though Shanghai will have to match this offer to convince the striker to move to China.