Austin and Phillips expected to stay at QPR

QPR: Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips
QPR have received no fresh approaches for Charlie Austin or Matty Phillips and now firmly believe both will be staying at Loftus Road.

Austin has been linked with several clubs this summer, with the likes of Newcastle, Tottenham and West Ham tipped to sign him.

Only Leicester, who had an offer rejected, and Crystal Palace, who were put off by the £15m asking price, made an approach.

Rangers have lined up a number of potential replacements for Austin, including Club Brugges’ Obbi Oulare, 19, in the event of a last-minute offer for their striker.

But no approach has been received for Austin and there has so far been no new offer for Phillips from West Brom, who had a bid for him rejected in July.

As the transfer deadline is at 6pm and any move would be expected to include a medical, QPR are now convinced neither player will leave.

They would like to offload other players in order to reduce their wage bill but could not agree loan deals for Sandro or Leroy Fer following discussions with AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven respectively.

And as of Tuesday morning there were no takers for Junior Hoilett or Armand Traore, who have been made available on free transfers.

Rangers do expect to add to their squad with the signing of Watford centre-back Gabriele Angella.

The 26-year-old Italian is undergoing a medical and is set to move on loan with a view to a permanent deal.