LOIC Remy could re-emerge as a transfer target for Newcastle United – after his proposed move to Liverpool broke down.
But the odds are still seemingly against the French World Cup returning to St James’s Park.
Liverpool yesterday pulled out of a deal to sign the QPR forward, reportedly over concerns about his medical.
The 27-year-old – who scored 14 goals on a season-long loan at Newcastle last season – had flown to the United States to meet up with Liverpool’s squad ahead of a move to Anfield.
But Remy’s future now lies elsewhere after the Reds backed away from an £8million deal.
Arsenal also have an interest in the France international, who is keen to play Champions League football.
United, however, can’t offer him European football, and Remy could command a higher wage at a team playing in continental competition.
SportMail reported earlier this month that Remy had told Newcastle – who had made him an offer at the end of last season – that he would decide on his future after the World Cup finals.
Remy chose Liverpool, but the events of the past 48 hours reignited hopes on Tyneside that he could return to St James’s Park. The Magpies have been in dialogue with Remy’s representatives over the summer.
But the breakdown of his Anfield move could smoke out interest from a team competiting in next season’s Champions League.
Meanwhile, Newcastle have made a fresh move for Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, according to L’Equipe.
The £16million-rated striker, however, is close to agreeing a new deal at the Ligue 1 outfit.
And Lacazette, also said to be interesting Liverpool, reportedly dismissed the approach.