QPR consider making Green available for move

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QPR are considering making Rob Green available to other clubs in an attempt to offload the goalkeeper during this month’s transfer window.

A clause in the 35-year-old’s contract means he will land a new deal at Loftus Road if he plays 30 times this season.

Green has made 25 appearances so far this term. His contract is due to expire at the end of the campaign.

The club are keen to reduce their wage bill and in any case manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants to give Alex Smithies a chance to impress.

Smithies, 25, has made only four first-team appearances since being signed from Huddersfield during the summer.

Rangers are therefore discussing the possibility of offering Green, who has 12 England caps, to other clubs.

Green has made 128 appearances since arriving on a free transfer from West Ham in 2012.

He played a key role in Rangers’ promotion from the Championship in 2014 and in March was recalled to the England squad for the European Championship qualifier against Lithuania.