Chelsea sign France forward Loic Remy from QPR

Chelsea have bolstered their attacking options by signing France forward Loic Remy from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal, the 2012 European champions announced on Sunday.

Chelsea sign France forward Loic Remy from QPR

London: Chelsea have bolstered their attacking options by signing France forward Loic Remy from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal, the 2012 European champions announced on Sunday.

The pacy Remy, 27, arrives at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea activated a 10.5 million pound buyout clause ($17.42 million) in the player`s contract.

"I feel very happy and very proud. When I heard Chelsea wanted to sign me I said "let`s go" straight away because they are one of the best clubs in the world," Remy, who has scored five goals in 24 games for France, told the club`s official website (www.chelseafc.com).

"I remember the amazing atmosphere at Stamford Bridge when I played there for Marseille and I can`t wait to play for the first time in front of my new fans."

Chelsea moved for Remy after AC Milan agreed a two-year loan deal for misfit striker Fernando Torres.

Remy spent last season on loan at Newcastle United scoring 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances following QPR`s relegation from the Premier league.

He becomes the sixth signing for Chelsea, who have won their opening three league games to top the Premier League table.