Loic Remy
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Liverpool have pulled out of a deal to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy after he failed to clear his medical with the club.

According to the Daily Mail, the Reds who were poised to complete the £8.5m signing of the QPR striker, but have pulled out of the deal at the last minute. The player had flown to Liverpool's pre-season tour base in the USA to complete the deal and had already agreed personal terms with the club.

Liverpool have declined to comment on the collapse of the transfer, but it is believed that Remy has a long-term heart condition, which could have been the reason for the player's failure to complete his dream move to Anfield.

The Merseyside club was linked with Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony but chose Arsenal target Remy as they were unwilling to meet the hefty demands made by the south Wales club.

Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add another striker, as Daniel Sturridge and Rickie Lambert are the only recognised strikers in the squad.

However, the Northern Irishman is not going to make a hasty decision on a replacement, and is even willing to wait till the January transfer window to decide on whether he needs another striker. He is also hoping that someone from Liverpool's youth set-up will be ready to make the journey into the first team.

"There is money to spend, no question, but I won't spend it for the sake of it. It has to be the right type. If that means I have to wait until January then that's what I will do. The players at the moment are in great condition, they are working very well and very hard," Rodgers said, as quoted in the Daily Mail.

"I have seen the development in some of the young players but if the right ones become available we would like to do something because I still have a lot to do on that front – but if they're not available, I will wait."

The Reds have been the most active club in the current transfer window and have already completed five signings, with the latest signing being announced on Sunday with the capture of Dejan Lovren from Southampton.