QPR confirm signing of defender Dunne

QPR have confirmed the arrival of defender Jimmy Dunne from Burnley for an undisclosed fee. 

Dunne has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further year.

He has joined the R’s after deciding not to sign a new deal at Burnley, where his contract recently expired..

At 23, he is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer, so Rangers came to an agreement with the Clarets.

The centre-back has made three Premier League appearances and also had spells on loan at Sunderland, Fleetwood, Hearts, Accrington Stanley and Barrow.

QPR on Monday confirmed the signing of left-back Sam McCallum on a season-long loan from Norwich City.

Rangers targeted McCallum after being unable to agree a fee with Dutch club Fortuna Sittard for former Brighton left-back George Cox.

And the club are looking to make more new signings – at least three – before the new Championship season gets under way.

They are hoping to agree a deal with Fulham for the permanent signing of Stefan Johansen.

That was always likely to be protracted and has been further delayed by a change of manager at Fulham, who recently installed Marco Silva following Scott Parker’s departure for Bournemouth.

The club are also looking to bring in a right-back to replace the axed Todd Kane.

Moses Odubajo, who played under QPR manager Mark Warburton at Brentford and is available after leaving Sheffield Wednesday, will replace Kane if he proves his fitness.

Odubajo is training with the club and is seen as a potentially useful option as he can also play on the left side, but the 27-year-old has struggled with injury problems.

Warburton would also like to add another attacking player to his squad.