Round-up: QPR and Bees signings close, Stones latest, Traore to see specialist

QPR and Brentford are both close to adding a defender to their squads.

United States international Tim Ream (pictured above) is discussing personal terms after Rangers agreed a fee with Bolton for the 27-year-old.

And Brentford are tonight on the verge of completing a deal to sign right-back Maxime Colin, 23, from Anderlecht.

However, the Bees have been dealt a blow with the news that summer signing Andreas Bjelland will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury against Oxford.

Chelsea are of course looking to sign a defender – John Stones. But Everton boss Roberto Martinez has again said that the England centre-back is not for sale.

Martinez is keen to keep Stones at Goodison Park
Martinez is keen to keep Stones at Goodison Park

There continues to be speculation over the futures of various Chelsea players, with Italian media reports suggesting Juventus want both Ramires and Juan Cuadrado.

Meanwhile, Armand Traore is due to see a specialist on Friday and QPR are hopeful he will be given the green light to return to action.

Chris Ramsey has backed recent signing Grant Hall, insisting there is no sentiment involved in bringing in people who previously worked with the QPR head coach at Tottenham.

Hall has been praised by R’s fans on Twitter for his debut display against Yeovil this week.

Finally, Chelsea Ladies defender Gilly Flaherty has told West London Sport she believes her team’s attacking options could be vital during the title run-in.

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