By William Joyce
Newcastle United are considering an ambitious move for Loic Remy after the collapse of the striker's move to Liverpool, Goal understands.
Remy had agreed an £8 million transfer to join the Anfield club before the deal fell through over the weekend.
Newcastle are unconcerned by reports that the deal was not completed because the QPR striker failed a medical and could move again for the France international, who spent last season on loan at St James's Park.
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"I just can't believe it," he told reporters on Monday. "I only know what I've seen and heard - I don't see how he failed a medical, he had a stringent medical here, one at Marseille, one at Newcastle, one at France.
"It's not possible, you couldn't find a fitter lad than he is, there must be another reason. [Liverpool] must have changed their mind or gone in a different direction."
Newcastle have signed six players this summer in Daryl Janmaat, Remy Cabella, Siem de Jong, Jack Colback, Emmanuel Riviere and Ayoze Perez but the Magpies are eager to recruit another striker before the transfer window closes and could make a bid for Remy.
The Tyneside club had considered a bid to re-sign Andy Carroll from West Ham but an injury to the former Liverpool man ruled out a move.
Goal understands that Lyon striker Alexander Lacazette and Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar are also being considered as potential options.