Loic Remy available for QPR's trip to Liverpool after rape arrest

Loic Remy

Loic Remy is available for Queens Park Rangers' final Premier League game of the season at Liverpool on Sunday.

The striker, 26, was one of three men arrested on suspicion of rape by Scotland Yard's sex crimes squad on Wednesday. All were released on bail.

The France international, who joined relegated QPR from Marseille for £8m in January, denies the allegation.

"The club can confirm he's training today and will be available for selection," said a QPR spokesperson.

Police arrested Remy and the other men - who are aged 22 and 23 - at an address in Fulham, south-west London after a 34-year-old woman alleged she had been raped on 6 May by three men in the capital.

The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday that the men had all been bailed until September.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who refused to discuss the matter at Friday's press conference, is expecting a busy summer in the transfer market.

The former Tottenham manager has already said he will remain at Loftus Road next season.

"We need to change things here to give ourselves a chance of trying to mount a challenge for next season because it won't be easy," Redknapp said.

"We need a group who will be good enough to compete at the top of the Championship. We certainly weren't good enough to compete in the Premier League.

"I'd like the changes to be extensive because the club needs changing. The team that's here hasn't been good enough and would struggle to get out of the Championship next season."

Redknapp, 66, took over the manager's role from Mark Hughes last November, with QPR bottom of the division having taken only four points from 12 games.

He added Remy for £8m and £12.5m centre-back Christopher Samba to an expensively assembled squad in the January transfer window.

"It won't be a case of throwing money at it. We want to bring lads in who will have the right attitude [and] abilities to get you out of the division," he said.

"I'm confident we can mount a challenge next season, but it won't be easy. The Championship is full of big clubs - clubs bigger than QPR, like Leeds United."

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