QPR want to take Jordan Hugill on loan from West Ham but face competition from several other clubs.
Hugill, 27, was lined up for a £1.1m move to Loftus Road from Preston in 2018 but interest from other clubs sparked an unexpected bidding war which led to him eventually moving to east London in a deal worth around £8m.
He has been unable to make an impact at West Ham and has not started a match for the club.
After again being pursued by QPR, Hugill spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, making 37 Championship appearances – 17 of them as a substitute – and scoring six goals.
He is available for another move, either on loan or on a permanent basis. Wigan want to buy him and Bristol City are also keen, while a number of other Championship clubs, including Brentford, are monitoring the situation.
A permanent deal currently looks out of QPR’s reach and they have made an enquiry about a possible loan.
Hugill scored 23 league goals in 103 appearances for Preston, who signed him from Port Vale in 2014.