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Loic Remy passes Liverpool medical

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Brendan Rodgers is closing in on another signing after Loic Remy passed his medical ahead of a move to Liverpool.

The French international striker flew to the United States earlier this week to link up with Liverpool doctors on the club's preseason tour. He underwent tests in Boston, where the Liverpool squad is training at Harvard University.

And the Daily Star reports that he is on the brink of becoming an official Liverpool player. The deal could be done before the weekend.

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Arsenal link

Arsenal had been heavily linked with Remy, who was also wanted by Newcastle after a successful season on loan with the Magpies. Alan Pardew moved on to other targets earlier this summer after Remy made it clear he wanted Champions League football, leaving it a straight fight between Arsenal and Liverpool.

But the Anfield club appear to have won the battle with the Gunners, with a fee thought to be agreed with Queens Park Rangers. It's believed to be worth around £8.5m.

Another striker signing

Remy will become the second striker signed by Rodgers this summer, following the acquisition of Rickie Lambert from Southampton prior to the World Cup.

But the duo have to replace the goals lost through the sale of talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona. The Uruguayan international topped the Premier League goalscoring charts last season, and while Remy and Lambert are talented players, they fall some way short of Suarez's quality.

Suarez sale

Of course, Rodgers has a massive transfer budget to work with thanks to the £75m received in the Suarez sale, and the Liverpool boss may still strengthen his attacking options further before the close of the summer window.

He wanted to bring Alexis Sanchez in, only to see the Chilean international snub the Merseyside club in favour of Arsenal. But the fact he was in for the former-Barcelona star makes it clear that Fenway Sports Group have backed him with a decent budget - Sanchez went to Arsenal for £32m.

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