More speculation over the future of QPR star Phillips

A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving QPR and Chelsea…

The Daily Express claim QPR winger Matty Phillips could be heading for Aston Villa or Leicester.

West London Sport recently revealed that West Brom had a bid for Phillips, 24, rejected and more recently that Rangers director of football was refusing to budge on the asking prices for Phillips and Charlie Austin.

That led to reports that Albion boss Tony Pulis was ending his interest in the winger and focusing on other targets.

Talks between the two clubs are ongoing and Pulis is hopeful a deal can be agreed.

However, amid speculation that West Brom are no longer pursuing Phillips, the Express suggest Leicester and Villa have been boosted.

Related West London Sport stories: 
QPR reject £7m bid from West Brom for Phillips (7 July)
No Newcastle approach for Austin – Les (14 July )

Phillips impressed for Rangers during the second half of last season
Phillips impressed for Rangers during the second half of last season

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail pick up on Crystal Palace’s £3m bid for QPR goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Related West London Sport story: McCarthy bid rejected but Palace still keen (15 July)

And the Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will fly out to Russia personally to secure the signing of Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel.

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