Loic Remy
Loic Remy Reuters

Liverpool are edging towards completing a double deal for Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy and Southampton defender Dejan Lovren, reports the Mirror.

The Reds lost their star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona earlier this month. The sale of the Uruguayan international has seen the Merseyside club raise a massive budget in doing their transfer business.

Remy was on loan at Newcastle United, scoring 14 goals. The French international has made his intention to join the Champions League club in this summer transfer window, clear. This was also echoed by QPR manager Harry Redknapp.

Brendan Rodgers has already added Rickie Lambert to Liverpool's attacking division even before Suarez's departure. The Northern Irishman now wants to add Remy to his side's strike force as the Anfield club look to compete in four competitions next season.

The Reds forward Fabio Borini will join Sunderland on a permanent transfer after spending the last season on loan at the Stadium of Light. Remy's addition would strengthen Liverpool's squad, as he already proved in the Premier League with his performances for the Magpies last season.

A report from BBC claims QPR have agreed an £8.5m bid from Liverpool for Remy's signature.

Meanwhile, Rodgers wants to sign a central defender and has set his sights on landing Lovren. The Croatian international has publicly expressed his desire to join the Reds after admitting that his head is already at Liverpool.

Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren Reuters

Southampton's new manager Ronald Koeman says Lovren could continue at St Mary's Stadium, but admitted the centre-back could leave the club for a top price.

"A player shouldn't say something like that, it's not very proper," Koeman told Fox Sports.

"We just have to wait how it develops. For now, Dejan can still play with us. I don't want to lose him but, if he leaves, he will only go for a top price."

The Saints value Lovren to be around £20m and Liverpool are willing to meet Southampton's asking price. The south-coast club are set to allow the Croatian defender leave as they are considering a move for Dutch World Cup star Ron Vlaar.

"Ron would definitely be an option. Although I think he won't be cheap right now. Well, let's just wait and see," the Southampton manager said when asked about Vlaar.

Should Liverpool sign both Remy and Lovren, it will cost them £28.5m for the services of the Premier League duo.