A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR, Chelsea and Brentford…
Bookmakers restoring Newcastle as the favourites to sign Charlie Austin has led to more speculation, this time by the Daily Star, that the QPR striker could be heading to St James’ Park.
A number of clubs have been reported to be pursuing a deal to sign Austin this summer despite only Leicester having made an approach.
Everton were recently installed as the favourites to buy him following similar reports that Tottenham and West Ham were keen, while Newcastle continue to be linked.
The Charlie Austin situation as it stands (August 8)
QPR consider new Austin contract offer (July 16)
Ferdinand confirms Austin may get new offer (July 17)
No Newcastle approach for Austin – Les (July 14)
QPR reject bid from Leicester for Austin (July 3)
Meanwhile, Juventus have made enquiries about both Ramires and Juan Cuadrado, according to the Daily Mail.
Juve have been linked with Cuadrado all summer and this week there have been reports in the Italian media that his Chelsea team-mate Ramires is also wanted by the Turin club.
The Mail say Chelsea could be willing to let Cuadrado go but that Blues boss Jose Mourinho wants Ramires to stay at Stamford Bridge.
There continues to be speculation that Everton, who have rejected bids from Chelsea for John Stones, could receive an offer from Manchester United for the defender.
And Bristol City could target Brentford striker Andre Gray if they miss out on Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle, again according to the Mail.
Brentford have rejected a third bid for Gray from Hull, who are keen to tie up a deal before the transfer window closes.
But the Mail suggest the Tigers could face competition from City because Eagles forward Gayle is holding out for a move to Norwich.