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Liverpool are in pole position to sign striker Loic Remy after agreeing an £8.5million fee with QPR, according to widespread reports.
The French international, 27, scored 14 Premier League goals on loan at Newcastle last season and had been linked with moves to the Magpies, Arsenal and Tottenham this summer.
Hoops boss Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT on Thursday that Remy would prefer a move to a Champions League club, effectively ruling Spurs and Alan Pardew's side out of the running.
Arsenal have long been thought of as favourites to land the France forward, who has scored five goals in 27 international appearances, but it now appears the Reds have stolen a march on their rivals.
Brendan Rodgers has busy in the transfer window and if Remy does join he will be Liverpool's sixth arrival following the signings of Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic and Kevin Stewart.