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Transfer News: Liverpool set to sign Loic Remy

There is set to be more transfer activity at Anfield in a window that has seen Brendan Rodgers’ side sign Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic as well as the high profile departure of Luis Suarez.

According to highly respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is set to sign a five-year deal at Liverpool. The 27-year-old French international scored 14 goals in 26 appearances in the Premier League last year where he spent the campaign on loan at Newcastle United.

With Liverpool offering Champions League football it seems that this has put the Anfield club in pole position to sign the striker ahead of rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Queens Park Ranger’s manager Harry Redknapp spoke to TalkSPORT about the striker and admitted it may prove difficult to keep the French international at the club

“I think he really wants to play Champions League football next year somewhere,’

“We gave him time off after the World Cup but I think he’s really looking to move. I would be surprised if he was at QPR at the start of the year.

“If he goes to the right team, he’s capable of scoring 15 to 20 Premier League goals next season.

“If nothing comes along I’m sure he will be back here. He had a contract, a good contract, here.

The French international has a buy-out clause of £8.5m that only applies to clubs that finished in the top 4 last year and with Swansea demanding at least £19m for Wilfried Bony, Liverpool have turned their attention to the pacey Remy who has previous experience of Champions League football with French club Marseille.

The French striker had an impressive strike rate at Newcastle last year and if purchased for £8.5m it would arguably be a good piece of business by Brendan Rodger’s and the striker would add pace and versatility to the Liverpool attack.

Meanwhile another Liverpool striker is set to depart the club as Fabio Borini is set to join Sunderland in a £14m deal with add-ons according to the BBC. The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Sunderland where he helped the Black Cats avoid relegation. Borini scored ten goals last year and picked up the Young Player of the Year award at the club.

Borini joined Liverpool in the summer of 2012 from AS Roma in a deal worth £11m but failed to impress at Merseyside scoring two goals in 20 appearances.

Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.

Author: The PA Team

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