QPR among clubs keen on striker Hugill

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.