Mark Warburton says contract talks with Bright Osayi-Samuel are “ongoing” but QPR would be prepared to issue the winger with an ultimatum if he continues to stall over a new deal.
In October it seemed that Osayi-Samuel, whose current contract expires next summer, was prepared to sign new terms.
However, long-running negotiations stalled again and doubts over his future remain.
Manager Warburton explained: “There are always things that crop up and occur. At times you hit a stalemate in certain discussions and negotiations.
“But the talking goes on. We just have to wait and see what happens. Offers will be made and discussions are ongoing.”
Ryan Manning, who was also in the final year of his contract, was sold to Swansea after Warburton refused to select him because the Irishman would not sign a new deal.
The situation with Osayi-Samuel, 22, is somewhat different because his age means QPR would be entitled to a compensation fee were he to leave at the end of the season without an agreement being reached with another club.
Nevertheless, Warburton has made it clear that if Osayi-Samuel does not re-sign there is likely to come a time when the club again take a tough stance.
“There is and that always happens in any business” he said.
“Sometimes you have to be strong and firm. QPR will do what’s best for QPR. We have to.
“We have to look after QPR and although there might be some short-term pain, I think it’s longer-term gain.”