Race for McEachran hots up

QPR are planning to table a bid for Aston Villa’s England striker Darren Bent, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper also say Rangers may sell Adel Taarabt to Paris St Germain when the transfer window reopens and use the cash to reinvest in their squad.

Taarabt’s QPR future is in serious doubt.

Meanwhile, Villa appear to have entered the race to sign highly-rated youngster Josh McEachran on loan from Chelsea.

The Daily Mail and The Guardian both suggest Villa are keen to land the midfielder, who has been linked with several other clubs – including Fulham.

The Mail also report that Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has had Tommy Langley removed as a pundit on the club’s television channel for criticising the Portuguese’s treatment of disenchanted players.

The Guardian is one several papers to report Martin Jol’s denial of a bust-up with Fulham striker Bobby Zamora.

On Tuesday, speaking ahead of tonight’s game against Manchester United, Whites boss Jol insisted there was no rift between himself and the player but said Zamora is no longer a first-choice forward.

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