QPR want to sign Arsenal youngster

QPR want to sign versatile Arsenal youngster Isaac Hayden but face competition from a number of clubs.

The 21-year-old has represented England at various age levels and is primarily a centre-back but can also play at right-back and in midfield.

He spent last season on loan at Hull City, who have indicated that they are interested in signing him. Several other clubs are also keen.

Hayden has made two first-team appearances for Arsenal, both of them coming in the Capital One Cup.

Meanwhile, QPR are ready to end their interest in Metz winger Yeni Ngbakoto after having a second bid turned down by the French club.

Rangers offered €1.25m (just under £1m) for the 24-year-old after having an initial bid rejected and do not plan to make another improved offer.

They want Sehrou Guirassy, 20, too, but Lille are demanding a big fee for the France Under-21 striker after he impressed during the recent Toulon Tournament.

Rangers also remain keen to sign Brentford left-back Jake Bidwell and have made a second bid for Huddersfield central defender Joel Lynch, but the Yorkshire club have again made it clear that they are reluctant to sell.

Both players are about to enter the final year of their contract.