Osayi-Samuel currently looks likely to miss QPR opener

QPR: Bright Osayi-Samuel
Bright Osayi-Samuel currently looks unlikely to feature in QPR’s opening Championship game against Nottingham Forest.

Osayi-Samuel and Ryan Manning have so far rejected Rangers’ offers of a new deal – their current contracts expire next year.

After months of wrangling, QPR recently told both players they wanted the issue of their futures resolved.

And manager Mark Warburton has indicated he will not select them unless they are willing to commit to the club.

With no sign of the Osayi-Samuel camp wanting him to re-sign, by Wednesday evening it was looking increasingly like he will be left out this weekend.

Manning’s situation is somewhat less straightforward.

The Irishman is in the process of changing agents and his new representatives are yet to hold formal discussions with QPR.

Osayi-Samuel’s representatives have been trying to drum up interest among top-flight clubs in recent months – and several have duly been linked with the winger.

But Club Brugge’s is the only firm offer to have been made for Osayi-Samuel.

Reports this week have suggested that Crystal Palace are ready to move for him.

West London Sport revealed last month that Palace were considering matching Club Brugge’s offer.

However, the Eagles seemingly decided against doing so.

West London Sport revealed in May that a £3m bid from Club Brugge had been rejected, revealed in July that an offer of £4.7m had been accepted – and subsequently revealed that Osayi-Samuel had decided against the move to Belgium.