QPR interested in Brighton defender

QPR are interested in Brighton defender Uwe Hünemeier.

The former Borussia Dortmund centre-back’s contract expires this summer and he has indicated that he would like to return to his native Germany.

However, Rangers, keen to bring in an experienced replacement for Nedum Onuoha, will attempt to persuade Hünemeier, 32, to join them.

They are on the lookout for defenders, with Jack Robinson expected to follow Onuoha and James Perch out of Loftus Road.

The contracts of all three players expire this year and, having announced that Perch will be released, QPR subsequently confirmed club captain Onuoha will also be leaving.

Onuoha, signed from Manchester City in 2012, had made it clear he wanted to return north, while Robinson believes he can secure a move elsewhere after impressing for the R’s this season.

Hünemeier is a product of Dortmund’s youth system and made his senior debut for them in 2005.

He played for second-tier clubs Energie Cottbus and SC Paderborn before signing for Brighton in 2015.

Hünemeier’s limited chances

Hünemeier has made 36 appearances during his three years with the Seagulls, with 11 of them coming in the Championship during their promotion-winning campaign.

He has since made one Premier League appearance this season, as a substitute, as well as featuring five times in cup competitions.

His opportunities have been limited by the partnership of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, who have been virtually ever-present at the centre of Brighton’s defence.