Remy nears Magpies, says Kinnear

FOOTBALL: Newcastle director of football Joe Kinnear is confident that the club are close to signing QPR striker Loic Remy. It is believed the Magpies will take the 26-year-old France international on loan. “I would think maybe Monday or Tuesday we will be a position to say yea or nay,” said former Republic of Ireland boss Kinnear. The Magpies are also in negotiations with Aston Villa to sign unsettled centre-forward Darren Bent.