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EXCLUSIVE: The Magpies could make a move to take the QPR striker back on loan at St James's Park after the France international's transfer to Anfield surprisingly fell through

By William Joyce

Newcastle United are considering an ambitious move for Loic Remy after the collapse of the striker's move to Liverpool.

The France international had agreed an €10 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 attacker failed a medical and could move again for the 27-year-old, who spent last season on loan at St James's Park.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed the suggestion that Remy's move to Liverpool collapsed because the Reds had doubts over the player's fitness.

"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 [Olympique de] 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 Olympique Lyonnais striker Alexander Lacazette and Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar are also being considered as potential options.

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