QPR have made an enquiry about Hull City wide-man Ahmed Elmohamady, Sky Sports say.
Rangers have not expressed an interest in the Egypt international, but it is claimed that they and Leicester are looking to sign him.
QPR also want Albert Adomah, the Northern Echo believe. Rangers have not shown any interest in the Middlesbrough winger either.
Inevitably there is speculation over the futures of various QPR players ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
The Daily Mirror claim Rangers are ‘bracing themselves for a fire sale’, with West Ham supposedly still keen to sign keeper Rob Green and West Brom tipped to try to push through a deal for Matty Phillips.
The Mirror also say Swansea have been sounded out about signing Junior Hoilett as Rangers look to reduce their wage bill.
Eagles boss Alan Pardew would apparently have to offload players before he could go for Austin.
On Sunday bookmakers cut the odds on Austin signing for Manchester United, prompting the Daily Star to suggest he could be on his way to Old Trafford.
The Star also claim Austin earns £85,000 a week at QPR and that his wage demands have put off potential buyers.
The Austin situation as it stands:
• Rangers want £15m
• Leicester had an offer rejected last month
• Crystal Palace have shown some interest but not at QPR’s asking price
• West London Sport also revealed last month that QPR were considering making Austin an offer of a new deal if he stays, fearing they could lose him on a Bosman free transfer if he sees out the remainder of his contract
• Director of football Les Ferdinand later confirmed to West London Sport that the club were considering making Austin another offer
• Ferdinand has also denied reports of an approach from Newcastle
• Everton have been monitoring Austin since QPR were last in the Championship