Watford interested in QPR’s Paal

Watford are interested in QPR left-back Kenneth Paal.

Paal, who recently turned 27, has a year remaining on his contract at Loftus Road.

Talks have been held about a new deal and Rangers are open to selling the Suriname international this summer if he does not re-sign.

Watford, who had Jamal Lewis on loan from Newcastle last season, are looking to sign a left-back and Paal is one of the options being considered.

He moved to west London on a free transfer in 2022 after leaving Dutch club PEC Zwolle and has made 87 appearances for the R’s.

Meanwhile, the future of the out-of-contract Chris Willock is expected to be resolved shortly.

Talks have taken place about a two-year deal with a release clause which would enable Willock to move – and Rangers to receive a transfer fee – were he to attract offers.

Willock, who has struggled for fitness during the past couple of seasons, has been keeping his options open amid potential interest from a number of clubs.

QPR’s squad will travel to Spain on Monday for a 12-day pre-season trip to Girona.