QPR boss Mark Hughes hopes to be given the green light to discuss personal terms with Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha later today.
The former England Under-21 international played under Hughes at City, but Rangers have been closing in on a deal to sign him since before the Welshman replaced Neil Warnock as manager at Loftus Road.
Hughes played down reports a fee had been agreed but confirmed that significant progress has been made in the bid to bring Onuoha to west London.
“We’ve expressed our interest and it’s progressing. Hopefully we can make it happen,” said Hughes.
“I’m not sure we’ve been given permission to speak to him yet but I’d like to think that some time today I’ll be able to do that.”
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