Loic Remy has stated that he still does not know why his move to Liverpool this summer failed at the final hurdle, with the France international having travelled to Boston to undergo a medical with the club, as reported by the Daily Mail.
He did, however, say that he was happy to have moved to Chelsea instead, and called them one of the best clubs in the world after his transfer.
He said: “I did not understand myself. A problem during the medical examination? I do not know. They put it, that must be it.
“In my head, I quite wanted to stay at QPR, but I did not hesitate one second to many reasons: for my room for improvement, for my confidence, in terms of level of demand and Chelsea is one of the best clubs in the world. I’m happy to have signed for a club like this.
“I know I’m not going to be the first striker, but nothing is set. I have goals. By signing here, I did not say it was to stay on the sidelines. I will try to move up alongside great players. The rest will happen naturally.”
Remy is expected to be backup to Diego Costa at Stamford Bridge this season, with the transfer of Fernando Torres to AC Milan necessitating an unexpected dip back into the transfer market for Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.
An injury to Costa might, however, mean that Remy gets an opportunity to start for the west London side before he was expecting to. Costa was forced to withdraw from Spain’s squad for their opening European Championship qualifier, and was replaced by Barcelona youngster Munir as a result.
Chelsea have made a shock enquiry as to the availability of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, who Liverpool came close to signing earlier this summer, as reported by Goal.com.
Didier Drogba suffered an injury during the Stamford Bridge club’s 2-1 friendly win against Ferencvaros, and Chelsea are interested in Remy as an option in the face of Drogba’s ankle knock.
The Blues are unsure as to how long Drogba will be out as a result of the injury, and with Fernando Torres failing to impress during pre-season, boss Jose Mourinho is now looking for new back-up options.
Remy has already been at the centre of one transfer move this summer, with Liverpool coming very close to signing the French international for £8 million. The move broke down after Remy failed a medical in Boston for the Merseyside club.
Drogba looks like he might miss the start of the season, and Remy is clearly being considered a viable alternative by the London club. He has an £8 million release clause written into his contract which allows him to move to any top four Premier League side if they match that value.
French international striker Loic Remy has failed his medical at Liverpool ahead of an expected £8.5 million transfer to the Anfield club, according to reports.
The striker was expected to switch to Merseyside from QPR, with Liverpool having met a clause in his contract that allowed him to switch to a side in the top four for a set fee.
Remy spent last season on loan at Newcastle, scoring 14 goals in the process. He earned a place in Didier Deschamps’s squad at the World Cup, playing a handful of games before they were eliminated in the quarter final.
Remy has had issues with his fitness before, and he played only 26 games for Newcastle last season, but this comes as a genuine surprise, given the extent to which a switch to Liverpool seemed likely. He had flown out to join the side in the United States, having his medical at the club’s base at Harvard University in Boston.
Remy was one of a handful of forwards expected to be signed by Brendan Rodgers in order to replace talismanic but controversial striker Luis Suarez, who left this summer to join Barcelona.