Monday 23 October 2017

Reds reject Remy

QPR star's transfer collapses after medical

Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour.

Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up with the Liverpool squad and undergo a medical examination but the Premier League club have put a stop to the deal following the results of the examination.

Neither Liverpool nor QPR have made any official comment on the deal falling through.

Remy, who scored 14 goals in 26 Premier League appearances while on loan at Newcastle United last season, had agreed personal terms with Liverpool, but is now set to return to QPR.

Liverpool began the move after their bid of £8.5million for the player triggered a release clause for his departure from the west London club.

Substitute

Remy was part of the France squad that reached the World Cup last eight in Brazil, making two substitute appearances, in the 0-0 group stage draw with Ecuador and the 1-0 quarter-final defeat by Germany.

He was expected to be among a raft of new signings at Anfield as manager Brendan Rodgers (pictured, right) bids to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season in which Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time since 2009.

Liverpool finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League last season.

Southampton's Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, who will miss the first six weeks of the season with a knee ligament injury, joined Liverpool along with Emre Can of Bayer Leverkusen and Benfica's Lazar Markovic for a combined cost of £59m.

Croatian defender Dejan Lovren is also expected to arrive at Anfield in a £20m move from Southampton while Belgian teenager Divock Origi, who also made his mark at the World Cup, is thought to be arriving from Lille on a £10m deal, but could be loaned back to the French club.

Rodgers has money to spend after the £75m sale of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

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