QPR are discussing another loan deal for Jordan Hugill after West Ham indicated they would want a sizeable transfer fee.
Hugill scored 15 goals for Rangers last season while on loan from the Hammers.
He has no future at the London Stadium and is expected to be playing in the Championship again next season.
QPR would like to sign him on a permanent basis and are keen for any deal with West Ham for Ebere Eze to include Hugill moving in part exchange.
The east London club have indicated they are strongly interested in signing Rangers’ player of the year.
But with no firm offer from them for Eze, and with Rangers looking to get Hugill back well before the start of next season, QPR have explored the possibility of signing the 28-year-old striker outright.
However, West Ham paid Preston around £8m for Hugill in January 2018 and have made it clear want to recoup as much of that fee as possible.
It has therefore quickly become apparent that a permanent transfer is out of QPR’s reach unless a deal involving Eze is agreed.
Rangers are now looking to secure another season-long loan move for Hugill, who has two years remaining on his West Ham contract.
A deal to sign Luke Amos, who was also on loan, from Tottenham, has proved to be less complicated and has been in the pipeline for some time.
Midfielder Amos, 23, is expected to be a QPR player by the time the squad report for pre-season training next week.
QPR waiting for Eze bids
So too is Eze despite ongoing speculation over his future.
Several clubs have been linked with him but the only concrete interest so far has been from Crystal Palace and West Ham.
The only offer made has been for £12m from Palace and was rejected.
Palace see no reason to make an improved bid at this stage as they are aware that theirs is the only offer on the table.
QPR need other clubs to come in for Eze in order to spark the kind of auction which could take his price towards the £20m mark.
Eze’s contract is due to expire next year but Rangers hold an option to extend it by 12 months, meaning he is effectively under contract until 2022.