Liverpool have pulled out of a deal to sign QPR striker Loic Remy, Sky sources understand.
The France international flew on Tuesday to the United States, where Brendan Rodgers’ side is on a pre-season tour, to seal a move worth £8.5million.
But though terms had been agreed between all parties, the Reds pulled the plug following the 27-year-old’s medical.
Remy would have been Rodgers’ fifth new summer recruit following the signings of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic.
He scored 14 goals last season for Newcastle, where he was on loan from Loftus Road.
Speaking to Sky Sports News from Chicago, reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: "Personal terms had been agreed with Loic Remy – and it had also been agreed that he would wear the iconic no. 7 shirt that has been worn by Luis Suarez and Kenny Dalglish.