Liverpool ahead of Arsenal in striker race

Liverpool are clear to move for QPR’s Loic Remy, with reports from The Metro suggesting that Arsenal have pulled out of the race for the French forward.

The former Newcastle loanee looks set to exit Loftus Road in the coming weeks for around £8m – his release clause for a top four club  – and has been linked with a switch to the Emirates Stadium.

However, the north London club are not willing to match the player’s £80,000-per-week wage demands.

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This has opened the door for Liverpool, who may well be more willing to meet Remy’s desires as they up their plans for life without Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan ace has now left the club to sign for Barcelona for £75m, and with the fee brought in and his earnings – rumoured to be close to 200,000-per-week – off of their books, funds are in place for arrivals.

Remy is seen as a potentially wise signing by Brendan Rodgers, with the World Cup star able to play on either flank as well as in his favoured central striking role.


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