Chelsea striker Loic Remy has accused Liverpool of acting dishonestly after the striker's proposed move to Anfield collapsed.

The France international appeared set to join the Merseyside club from Queens Park Rangers after the Reds activated his £8.5m release clause.

However, Brendan Rodgers' side pulled out of the deal amid reports the club had detected a heart problem during his medical and instead turned their attention to former Manchester City star Mario Balotelli.

Their loss would be Chelsea's gain as Remy signed for the Blues days before the transfer window closed but the 27-year-old is still bewildered by Liverpool's decision to pull the plug on the deal.

"I did not understand Liverpool's decision. It was not very honest from their side," Remy told The Sun. "I was not scared. I know exactly what I have, I met all the specialists in the world.

"A lot of players share the same situation as mine and Liverpool know it."

Remy is in line to make his debut for the Blues on Saturday against Swansea City on Saturday 13 September, with Diego Costa an injury doubt.

Former Atletico Madrid star Costa has scored four goals in his first three appearances for the club but struggled as Spain lost to France in an international friendly on 4 September, a game where Remy snatched the decisive goal.

Costa was replaced by Paco Alcacer in Paris after 70 minutes and subsequently missed the 5-1 win over Macedonia on Monday 8 September with the hamstring problem.

A statement from the Spanish football federation released on 5 September read: "Diego Costa has a myofascial injury to his hamstring muscle in his left thigh. The injury was detected with an MRI scan after the player expressed some discomfort during yesterday's match against France.

"All the tests carried out by the medical staff will be sent to Chelsea."

Should Costa fail to recover in time for the visit of Garry Monk's Swansea, Remy will still have to fend off competition from Didier Drogba but the ex-Newcastle player is prepared for the challenge at hand.

"We have two great strikers here [Costa and Drogba] and I don't have a choice if I want to be in the team," said Remy. "I have to play at a very high level."