Kane faces axe as QPR look to bring in right-back

QPR want to bring in a right-back this summer.

There seems to be no way back for Todd Kane at Rangers, who are looking to sign someone to compete for a place with Osman Kakay.

Kane has not started a game since manager Mark Warburton became aware of an interview in which the former Chelsea trainee insisted he was a better player than Kakay.

He claimed to have been wanted by Sheffield United for £13m while Kakay was playing on loan in the Scottish second tier.

Kane, who has a year remaining on his QPR contract, was recently fined £6,000 and banned for seven matches for using abusive language “referencing nationality or ethnicity” towards Sergi Canos in February’s game against Brentford.

He was already very much out of favour with Warburton for the remarks about Kakay, who is a popular figure within the club and much admired for his work-ethic and dedication.

Warburton said last month: “I’m very aware of what was said. But what we speak about as a squad stays private. We’ll never disclose that.

“For me personally, amongst the squad and amongst the staff, respect is paramount.

“We’re in a very competitive business but it’s important to me that we all speak with respect.

“Speak our minds; speak openly and honestly, but in a respectful way. That’s how I’ve always approached any job I’ve been in.”

Meanwhile, QPR have moved closer to a deal to keep Charlie Austin and are on the verge of signing Sam Field.