Transfer gossip: Derby reportedly keen to offload Martin to QPR

Derby are hoping to do a deal with QPR to offload Chris Martin, The Mirror say.

West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers are set to make an approach for the striker. 

Martin, 29, previously played for the Rams under Steve McClaren, who is keen to be reunited with him at Loftus Road.

And the Mirror say Derby are hoping to remove him from their wage bill by moving him to QPR.

The Suffolk-born Scotland international is under contract at Pride Park until 2020 but has been out of the first-team picture there for some time.

He spent the 2016-17 season in west London, on loan at Fulham, where he scored 10 goals in 21 Championship appearances.

Martin is being lined up for a return to west London

With McClaren having returned to Derby for a second spell as manager, he and Martin wanted to scrap the player’s season-long loan midway through the campaign, but Fulham refused.

Derby sacked McClaren in March last year and Martin remained out of favour at the East Midlands club.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Reading, where he started just four matches.

Martin began his career at Norwich and had spells on loan at Luton, Crystal Palace and Swindon before moving to Derby in 2013.