QPR reject bid from Forest for Mackie

QPR have rejected a bid from Nottingham Forest for Jamie Mackie.

West London Sport revealed at the weekend that Forest were interested in Mackie, whose first-team prospects look bleak under Rangers boss Harry Redknapp.

Forest subsequently made an offer but were told it did not meet Rangers’ valuation of the 27-year-old forward.

Redknapp, who is chasing the likes of Gary Hooper, Andros Townsend and Charlie Austin, is willing to let Mackie leave Loftus Road.

Forest manager Billy Davies is also keen on Burnley striker Austin, 24, and Mackie is one of a number of other forwards on his radar.

Mackie played a key role in Rangers’ promotion in 2011, scoring nine goals during the first half of the season before suffering a broken leg.

He has made 85 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and featuring as a striker or on either flank.

Several other clubs have been alerted to his possible availability and are monitoring the situation.

Redknapp is making wholesale changes following Rangers’ relegation to the Championship and is on course to sign Hooper from Celtic unless a Premier League club are prepared to match his offer.

Townsend, who impressed while on loan at QPR from Tottenham last season, is also waiting to see whether a top-flight club come in for him.



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