Loic Remy will be handed the chance to seal a permanent move to Newcastle in January.

The Geordies have a £6million fee agreed with QPR for the on-loan striker on top of the £2m they are already paying for his loan spell.

In a bid to ward off summer competition the Magpies are considering moving quickly to secure Remy and an extra striker in the New Year – the position boss Alan Pardew wants to strengthen.