Premier League - Reports: Liverpool agree fee for QPR striker Remy

French striker Loic Remy looks set to join Liverpool from QPR for a fee of £8.5m.

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Premier League - Reports: Liverpool agree fee for QPR striker Remy
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QPR's Loic Remy celebrates scoring against Southampton (AFP)

Various sources including Sky Sports and The Sun say a fee has been agreed for the player and he has been given permission to talk to the Anfield club.

The Liverpool Echo confirmed that the club had stepped up their interest in the French striker after agreeing to sell Fabio Borini to Sunderland for a reported fee of £14m.

Former Marseille man Remy is contracted to QPR until 2017 but spent last season on loan at Newcastle, with the 27-year-old impressing during a Premier League campaign of mixed fortunes for the Magpies.

It is believed he is available for the affordable fee due to a release clause in his contract.

Remy was part of the French squad that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

If he signs, he will be Liverpool's fifth signing of the summer after Benfica's Lazar Markovic, England internationals and former Southampton pair Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana as well as Germany Under-21 midfielder Emre Can .

EUROSPORT'S VIEW

At this price this looks like a no-brainer deal for Liverpool. Luis Suarez might have gone but with Rickie Lambert and Remy at the club they at least have options behind their now clear main striker Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool fans might have wanted a bigger name than Remy but he proved his quality in the Premier League last season with 14 goals in 26 games for Newcastle and he should be a useful addition. Belgium striker Divock Origi could yet be added too as Liverpool look to move on after the departure of their player-of-the-season.

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