QPR still eyeing deal for Bristol City’s Freeman

QPR are still discussing a potential deal to sign Bristol City winger Luke Freeman.

City recently rejected an offer from Rangers for the 24-year-old, whose contract is due to expire this summer.

The R’s are likely to look to sign Freeman on a pre-contract agreement for next season if he does not sign a new deal at Ashton Gate and talks between the two clubs do not persuade City to sell.

QPR manager Ian Holloway has suggested he has given up hope of a deal to sign Freeman – and has criticised City boss Lee Johnson for commenting on the situation.

Johnson recently left Freeman out of his squad and said his decision was made because of uncertainty over the player’s future and interest from another club,

“I think that’s gone. We had a chance to do something and they didn’t want our offer,” said Holloway.

“They’ve let it out at the wrong amount, I know what I offered. A Bristol City fan shouted at me in his car when I was down in Bristol. But get your facts right.

“The fact is if you’re letting your players run out of contract and you’ve only got six months to go then that’s your fault, not anybody else’s.

“They’ve said all sorts of things and their manager has made statements about it.

“If you’ve turned down an offer from someone, why do you have to go out and talk about it? It don’t make sense.”

Holloway has also laughed off online rumours claiming Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell could be on his way to Loftus Road.

“Absolutely no chance. Not in a million years will Palace let him go,” Holloway said.

“And would he come to us? Absolutely not. Could we afford his wages? Totally not. So what a joke of a shout that is.”

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