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Liverpool ready to seal £8m deal for striker Remy

Carl Markham

Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30

Liverpool have brought in France forward Loic Remy to bolster the forward line aftre Luis Suarez's departure. Photo: PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool have brought in France forward Loic Remy to bolster the forward line aftre Luis Suarez's departure. Photo: PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images

QPR striker Loic Remy has flown to the United States to have a medical ahead of a move to Liverpool.

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The Reds jetted out to Boston on Sunday to begin their pre-season tour and it is understood they were joined late last night by the 27-year-old Frenchman.

Remy, who scored 14 goals on loan at Newcastle last season during QPR's year out of the Premier League, will undergo a medical today and is likely to be confirmed as their fifth summer signing – for a fee in the region of £8m – tomorrow.

Remy has been brought in to bolster the forward line following the £75m departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona but manager Brendan Rodgers' spending will not stop there.

Belgium striker Divock Origi is expected to make the same trip as Remy for a medical with a deal virtually concluded with Lille.

While Rodgers is bringing in more strikers it seems he cannot get rid of another as Fabio Borini wants to stay and fight for his place at Anfield despite the club accepting a £14m bid from Sunderland where the Italian had a successful loan spell last season.

Borini has travelled with the squad to America and his agent Marco de Marchi, confirmed "He wants to remain on Merseyside.

"His project with Liverpool started two years ago. He should not be judged on his first year."

Rodgers is still trying to conclude a deal to sign a third Southampton player in Dejan Lovren, with the Saints apparently willing to accept the Merseysiders' £20m offer.

Should the deal be agreed it would cast further doubt on the future of Daniel Agger, although he has travelled with Liverpool.

Irish Independent

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