QPR keen on Dozzell but don’t want Bonne swap deal

QPR are in discussions with Ipswich Town over a possible deal to sign midfielder Andre Dozzell.

The 22-year-old is a product of Ipswich’s academy and has made 93 first-team appearances for the Suffolk club, with 46 of them coming last season.

There has been speculation that Rangers’ Ipswich-born striker Macauley Bonne could move to Portman Road in exchange.

However, Rangers are not currently discussing a swap deal and do not intend to part with Bonne despite him enduring a difficult first year at the club following his move from Charlton.

Macauley Bonne of QPR
Bonne has been lined with a move to Ipswich

Bonne, 25, started just eight Championship matches last season and his first-team prospects for next term look bleak following the recent permanent signing of Charlie Austin.

But QPR are keen to develop Bonne, who has two years remaining on a contract which includes the option of a further year.

Carroll rejects QPR contract

Tom Carroll, though, looks set to leave after rejecting the offer of a new contract.

The midfielder, who recently turned 29, was signed on a one-year deal last summer.

He subsequently made 22 Championship appearances before his season was ended in January by a knee injury.

Carroll returned to action for Rangers’ development side towards the end of the campaign and was an unused substitute for the first team’s final two matches.

He was offered a contract by the club last month along with Charlie Owens, who has been out for almost two years with a knee injury.

But Carroll was unhappy with the terms on offer and, although talks are ongoing, it currently seems unlikely that he will be a Rangers player next season.

Carroll, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at QPR from Tottenham, was brought in on a free transfer after being released by Swansea City.

Swansea signed him from Spurs for £4.5m in January 2017 but he then managed just 57 league appearances for the Welsh club, largely because of injury problems.

He was in decent form for Rangers before being sidelined, but would face stiff competition for a place were he to stay, regardless of whether Dozzell is brought in.

Sam Field was recently signed on a permanent deal from West Brom and Luke Amos is on the way back from injury, while QPR are trying to agree a deal with Fulham to sign Stefan Johansen.