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Loic Remy agrees £80k-a-week, four-year deal with Liverpool

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Long-term Arsenal target Loic Remy has turned his back on the north London club to pen a four-year deal with Liverpool worth £80,000-a-week, according to the Daily Express.

The Frenchman is thought to have passed a medical late last night ahead of his proposed switch from QPR to Anfield, and will be officially confirmed later today by the club. The emergence of the news finalises a deal which has been in the pipeline for some time now, and it would appear that Remy has been instated as the replacement for Luis Suarez.

The race for Remy

Since prior to the World Cup the future of the France international has been subject to mass speculation, with Newcastle, Arsenal and Liverpool all interested in landing him. QPR appeared desperate to remove him from their wage bill and, following an excellent season in the Premier League under Alan Pardew last term, Remy is thought to have pushed for a move to further his European ambitions.

Strong rumours linked him with Arsenal, where Arsene Wenger is vying to add a top drawer striker to the Emirates Stadium equation, whilst Newcastle were obviously going to throw themselves into the mix given how well their relationship with the player prospered during the loan spell in the season just gone - Remy finished on 14 Premier League goals from 26 appearances.

However Rodgers has been successful in his attempts to convince the 27-year-old to opt for Anfield ahead of any other destination, and the £8.5million it has cost him to prise the forward away from QPR taking him ever-closer to breaking the £100million barrier with regards to his summer spending.

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Liverpool’s transfer movements

In what has been a monumental summer transfer window thus far Rodgers hasn’t disappointed with regards to spending money in the wake of Suarez’s departure. The funds received for the Uruguayan superstar have already been put to good use, and the likes of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Emre Can have all pledged their futures to the Reds’ cause.

Wenger’s options

Wenger is now left with two options moving forward, though Gunners fans remain desperate to see a big-name striker purchased. He could rely on youngster Joel Campbell up top with Olivier Giroud, whilst having Alexis Sanchez as a back-up front man who will inevitably chip in goals, or alternatively look to other targets.

However with the list of initially supposed players on his radar running thin, the 63-year-old will be forced to go down unconventional routes if he wants to bolster his attack by dipping into the market. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema now looks set to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu despite strong rumours he would be sold, with Mario Mandzukic having already signed on the dotted line at Atletico Madrid and a deal for Mario Balotelli looking dead in the water.

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