With QPR returning to the Premier League there was a chance that Frenchman Loic Remy would be in the London club’s plans however he has expressed his interest in joining a Champions League side once more.
Remy has already rejected a number of moves as a deal needs to suit him and QPR and if no agreeable offer arrives, Fernandes would be happy to have the French international stay at the club for next season.
Fernandes spoke on the Remy situation: “The decision has to be fairly soon. We don’t want to be without a striker.
“My position on Remy is that I’m not going to wait until two days before the transfer window [closes].
“I signed Loic and he did a great job for QPR and Newcastle.
“I don’t think he would only stay for the money. He wants to be France’s top striker and believes in his ability.
“I’d like to keep Remy and I think I’ve made that clear, but he has to want to stay.
“He’s turned down some clubs. Some clubs have come in and he’s said, ‘No, I’d rather stay at QPR’.”
The QPR boss also revealed that on-loan Adel Taraabt may have a future at Loftus Road:“I would like Adel to stay because he’s had a great history with us.
“He’s never done it in the Premier League. He’s done it in flashes, although he is one of the best footballers I’ve seen, but it’s up to him.
“I think it would be great if he stayed. But if there’s one message I want to get out there, it’s that I want players who want to play for us.”
By Phil Wellbrook