Brazilian defender Bruno Perone will be offered the chance to sign for QPR.
Perone has been on trial with the R’s for a month and featured in several pre-season matches – the last of which ended in a 3-1 defeat at Luton on Friday.
He was initially regarded by the club as highly unlikely to be retained, and was expected to try his luck elsewhere after the recent trip to Devon and Cornwall.
But his performances convinced Neil Warnock to take a longer look, with the R’s boss later pencilling in a meeting with Perone for next week to discuss his future.
And at that meeting, Perone will be told he has done enough to secure a contract at Loftus Road, although he would probably start the season as a back-up player.
Perone has previously indicated that he would take that option rather than speak to Championship clubs who have been monitoring his situation since he arrived in London.
The Sao Paulo-born 24-year-old, who can also play in midfield, has an Italian passport so can move to England.
He is currently registered with Brazilian outfit Tombense, but spent much of last season on loan at Spanish side Xerez – a former club of ex-QPR defender Gino Padula.