QPR eye Australia winger Leckie


QPR want to sign Australia winger Matthew Leckie from German club Ingolstadt.

Leckie, 25, featured in the World Cup in Brazil two years ago. He operates mainly on the flank but can also play through the middle.

He has played in Germany for the last five years, having had spells at Borussia Mönchengladbach and FSV Frankfurt before joining Ingolstadt in 2014.

Rangers are keen to sign at least one wide-man this summer, with Matt Phillips having been sold to West Brom and Junior Hoilett not responding since being made a final contract offer by the club two weeks ago.

With Phillips offloaded along with Leroy Fer, whose move to Swansea was completed this week, QPR are prepared to continue persuing Metz winger Yeni Ngbakoto.

Guirassy: no progress

Last month Rangers offered €1.25m (just under £1m) for Ngbakoto, 24, after having an initial bid rejected and did not plan to make another improved offer, but the sales of Phillips and Fer mean the club have some money to reinvest.

However, recent family issues mean it is unclear whether Ngbakoto would be prepared to leave France even if a fee can be agreed with Metz.

QPR are also looking to bring in a striker and their top summer target is Lille’s France Under-21 international Sehrou Guirassy.

But talks with the Ligue 1 outfit have not progressed and Guirassy, 20, has attracted interest from several other clubs.

Cousins talks

Meanwhile, QPR are in talks with Charlton over a potential deal to sign midfielder Jordan Cousins.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in the 22-year-old since Charlton were relegated from the Championship last season.

Rangers are hopeful of agreeing a deal to sign him but are yet to make a formal offer.

But the R’s have no interest in signing Bolton midfielder Darren Pratley, who is reported to have discussed a move to Loftus Road.