QPR dismiss Albion approach for Caulker

QPR have dismissed an approach from West Brom for Steven Caulker.

Albion did not lodge a bid for the 23-year-old defender after sounding Rangers out and being told how much he would cost.

Caulker was signed from Cardiff City for £8m a year ago and QPR are looking for at least that amount if they are to let him go. He has three years remaining on his contract.

Ironically, Caulker said this week he did not believe there was strong interest being shown in him by Premier League clubs despite speculation linking him with a move.

West Brom recently had a bid for Caulker’s team-mate Matty Phillips rejected.

There have since been reports that a deal could be close, but QPR director of football Les Ferdinand today insisted there would be no backing down over the asking price for the winger.

Rangers want £10m for Phillips, who moved to Loftus Road from Blackpool in 2013 and struggled for fitness and form before impressing during the second half of last season.

Ferdinand has also said there has been no approach from Newcastle for Charlie Austin despite reports the Magpies are looking to sign the striker.

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