HARRY Redknapp says he doesn’t know if there is a deal in place to make Loic Remy’s move to Newcastle United permanent.
Remy, on a season-long loan from Queens Park Rangers, has scored five goals for Newcastle so far this season.
And United manager Alan Pardew has admitted his interest in keeping him at St James’s Park beyond the end of the campaign.
Pardew also suggested last weekend there is an agreement in place over a permanent deal, though he added it was “complicated”.
But QPR manager Redknapp – who angered Newcastle while in charge of Tottenham Hotspur by revealing there was a release clause in Demba Ba’s United deal – says he is unsure if a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
“I don’t know what the deal is,” said Redknapp. “I don’t know what the chairman Tony Fernandes or (chief executive) Philip Beard have agreed.
“I don’t know whether there’s a fee agreed or not. He’s certainly playing well for them.
“I said last season that he’s a 10 to 15-goal a season man.”
Newcastle have paid a £2m loan fee to take Remy for the season, and it has been reported it would cost another £6m to make the move permanent.
However, the final decision will rest with Remy, who is certain to attract interest from other clubs given his form for United.
Remy, 26, has suggested he is in no hurry to decide on his long-term future.
“I am really enjoying it at Newcastle, but what happens next I don’t know,” he said.
“For the moment, the question of staying beyond my loan period is not in my head.
“It is a good question, but we have time to decide.”