An attempt by QPR to take Ishak Belfodil on loan from Inter Milan has been complicated by Parma, who co-own the Algerian forward and want him sold for at least £7.5m.
Parma have a say in the player’s future as they will land 50% of any transfer fee for Belfodil, having signed him from French club Lyon in 2012 and agreed a deal for him to join Inter last summer.
Rangers have indicated that they are only interested in a loan move for the 21-year-old, who is also wanted by West Ham.
Belfodil is expected to fly to London in the next few days for talks with both clubs.
Harry Redknapp’s hopes of signing him could be boosted if the Hammers secure a work permit for Monaco striker Lacina Traore at a hearing on Monday.
It is believed under-pressure West Ham boss Sam Allardyce may be content with signing Traore, getting Andy Carroll back from injury and extending Carlton Cole’s contract, paving the way for Belfodil to move to Loftus Road – if Parma can be placated.
QPR boss Redknapp has cooled his interest in Cole, believing the former Chelsea man will stay in east London and that other potential targets are obtainable.