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Remy on Rodgers' radar as Liverpool plot spending spree

Mike Whalley | ESPN FC
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Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy has emerged as a Liverpool transfer target as manager Brendan Rodgers plans to continue strengthening his squad before a Champions League push.

Remy, 27, scored 14 goals as he spent last season on loan at Newcastle United and Rodgers is weighing up an offer of around £8 million for the France international after backing away from a move for Swansea forward Wilfried Bony, sources have told ESPN.

Liverpool's manager is continuing to chase several other transfer targets too, with Lille's Belgian striker Divock Origi, Southampton centre-half Dejan Lovren and Swansea left-back Ben Davies also on his wanted list.

Rodgers is looking to Davies to challenge Jose Enrique for the left-back spot as hopes fade of agreeing a fee with Sevilla for his first-choice target Alberto Moreno.

Having spent around £57m on four signings so far this summer, Rodgers' outlay could top £100m by the time the transfer window closes at the end of August. Much of that spending will be offset by the £75m sale of striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona, which was concluded this week.

The manager insists that there was always a plan to invest heavily in the squad even before talks to sell Suarez gathered momentum at the start of July. Rodgers said: "The signings we have made have no relation to Luis going, absolutely - these were players that were always earmarked to come in."

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