Loic Remy has once again spoken out about his failed transfer to Liverpool, with the Chelsea striker evidently at a loss to explain why a move to Anfield did not materialise and still harbouring resentment over the whole sorry situation.
After impressing during a season-long loan spell in the Premier League with Newcastle last year, France international Remy was widely expected to leave parent club Queens Park Rangers this summer despite Harry Redknapp's side achieving a swift promotion back to the top-flight.
A transfer to Liverpool was on the verge of completion in June, but ultimately collapsed at the last with issues concerning the 27-year-old's medical thought to be accountable.
Remy has moved to challenge those perceptions of late, however, and now appears to have criticised Liverpool for their handling of a bizarre situation.
"I did not understand Liverpool's decision," he told the French media in an interview that was cited by Goal.
"It was not very honest from their side. 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 did eventually leave Loftus Road prior to the close of the recent transfer window, with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea electing to activate his £10.5 million sliding release clause.
Although the Blues had already moved to lavish a more princely sum of £32 million on Diego Costa and re-signed Didier Drogba following his exit from Turkish giants Galatasaray, the combined departures of Samuel Eto'o, Demba Ba, Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Torres left Mourinho somewhat short of cover in the final third for the testing Premier League campaign ahead.
Possible Swansea debut
And while Costa - who has enjoyed a fantastic start to life in English football after netting four goals in his first three top-flight appearances - is understandably likely to remain Chelsea's first-choice striker, Remy has proven he has what it takes to score consistently at that level and will provide Mourinho with an enviable option from the substitutes bench or indeed if from the start if the former Atletico Madrid talisman's hamstring problems turn out to more severe than first anticipated.
Such an injury forced Costa to withdraw from Spain's squad following last week's friendly defeat to France in Paris. Remy scored the only goal of that particular match and could be in line to make his Chelsea bow for their home clash with in-form Swansea on Saturday.