QPR ‘to bid for Birmingham keeper’ as Kenny is again linked with Leeds

QPR plan to offer Birmingham City £6m for goalkeeper Jack Butland – possibly paving the way for Paddy Kenny to join Neil Warnock at Leeds, the Daily Mail say.

Kenny has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road since former R’s boss Warnock took over as Leeds manager.

It is claimed Rangers are to make a bid for England Under-21 international Butland, who has been watched by Manchester United.

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And the Mail again link QPR with Fulham’s out-of-contract striker Andy Johnson.

There is more speculation about Joey Barton’s future following the FA’s decision to ban him for 12 matches for his violent outburst against Manchester City.

The Daily Mirror say it would cost Rangers £10m to get rid of him. Other papers, including The Sun, suggest it would cost £11m.

The Daily Star claim QPR have lined up Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas as a £4m signing to replace Barton and are also looking to sign keeper Ben Foster from Birmingham.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has launched a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, according to the Star.

Pulis expressed an interest in the Belgian striker last season and is said to be keen to capture him, with West Ham also linked.

The Star also say Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Porto forward Hulk.

Meanwhile, The Sun say Didier Drogba has been made a lucrative offer by Juventus.

It is claimed the Italian giants have offered Drogba a two-year contract worth £80,000 a week.

The out-of-contract striker, who is leaving Chelsea, has been tipped to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.

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