QPR update: latest on Rangel’s contract, Warren Farm and futures of Freeman, Smyth and Sylla

With the January transfer window approaching and important issues facing QPR off the pitch, here’s a quick rundown of how things currently stand on a number of issues. 

Warren Farm

QPR: Warren Farm

Ecological and archaeological tests are now being carried out on the site on behalf of the club following their recent legal victory. 

The next stage will be to conduct testing for asbestos, the results of which will give an indication of how soon the dilapidated Warren Farm Sports Centre can be demolished to make way for the new development.

There is currently no timescale set for building work to begin.
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Angel Rangel’s contract

Rangers want to extend his short-term contract and are in talks with his representatives, who have suggested that other Championship clubs want to sign him. He has subsequently been linked with Nottingham Forest and Norwich. There is certainly some interest from MLS outfit DC United.
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Grant Hall

Hall’s ongoing comeback from a long spell out with knee trouble continues to be carefully managed. His training is tweaked according to how he feels but he has been training regularly since the start of the season.

Idrissa Sylla

The striker is still at QPR but is not in manager Steve McClaren’s plans. He is still training with the club but it has been made clear to him that he can go in January. Rangers will look to offload him, having tried in vain to do so during previous transfer windows.

QPR: Idrissa Sylla

January loans

Sean Goss and Paul Smyth are among several players QPR are lining up for loan moves in January.

Youngsters Osman Kakay, Ilias Chair, Niko Hämäläinen and Giles Phillips will also be allowed to leave on loan when the transfer window reopens.
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Luke Freeman

There have been reports that Middlesbrough are planning another approach for Freeman, having had offers for him rejected in the summer. So far there has been no actual indication that is the case.