Liverpool have pulled the plug on a deal to sign QPR’s French striker Loic Remy. The French international flew on Tuedsay to the United States, where Brendan Rodgers’ side is on a pre-season tour, to seal a move worth £8.5m.
However, despite terms being agreed between all parties, the Reds have decided to pull the plug on a deal following concerns over the 27-year-old’s medical.
Remy had looked set to become Brendan Rodgers’ fifth new summer signing following the arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.
Remy scored 14 goals last season for Newcastle, where he was on a year’s loan from Queens Park Rangers.
According to reports Liverpool will not attempt to restructure any new deal for Remy and will instead turn their attention to other striking options like Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony or AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli as Rodgers looks to fill the gap left by the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
One striker who looks set to put pen to paper is young Belgian forward Divok Origi who will sign a 4 year deal at Anfield but will spend the next 12 months on loan at current club Liile.