Liverpool transfer news, Rodgers on Remy deal, Bony will not be targeted

Loic Remy

A selection of the latest transfer news involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said the club won't panic buy after the deal to sign QPR striker Loic Remy collapsed yesterday, with many reports citing that the Frenchman failed a medical.

The Liverpool Echo are reporting that they won't renew their interest in Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony because of high wage demands and Rodgers has said he won't spend money 'for the sake of it'.

He said: “There is money to spend, no question, but I won’t spend it for the sake of it.

“It has to be the right type. If that means I have to wait until January then that’s what I will do."

The Reds boss is quoted by Sky Sports commenting on the Remy deal, saying: "It's very simple, we have decided not to go ahead with the deal.

"It's unfortunate for the player - we're obviously disappointed - but there's nothing more to be said. We move onto other targets."

The Daily Mirror is reporting that QPR are furious that Liverpool have pulled the plug on the deal, and they consider the deal to still be on with further tests said to be planned on the striker today. 

The Mirror is also reporting that Liverpool will go after another Southampton player this summer following the signing of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, by enquiring about the availability of Jay Rodriguez in light of the Remy move collapsing. 

If that is the case, the striker won't be available until October given that he is recovering from a cruciate knee injury.

The signing of one striker is very close to completion in the form of Lille's Divock Origi for a fee of around £10 million. But as part of the deal he will be heading back to the French club on loan for a season. The Daily Mail reports a deal should be done within the next 24 hours.

Stoke City are still keen on signing Oussama Assaidi from the Reds according to the Stoke Sentinel. There were reports suggesting that the Moroccan's wage demands may lead to the deal collapsing.

However, Stoke boss Mark Hughes has been quoted, saying: "It's on-going and these things happen. Everybody knows we are interested and that is still the case."

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