Freeman set for move after telling Bristol City he wants out

Lee Johnson has admitted that QPR target Luke Freeman has told Bristol City he wants to leave.

Speaking after his side’s FA Cup defeat at Burnley, City boss Johnson revealed that winger Freeman refused to play at Turf Moor.

The Robins have rejected an offer from Rangers for the 24-year-old, whose contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

City have insisted they do not want to sell. But with Freeman adamant he will not sign a contract and wants to move, Johnson has suggested that the player will leave ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

“We wanted him to come along and be involved today but he made it clear he didn’t want to be,” Johnson told City’s website.

“He didn’t feel he was mentally right to play and that tells a story in itself. It’s disappointing because you want your best players to be available.

“He’s made it clear he wants to move on and that one is still pending so we’ll have to see what happens between now and Tuesday.”