Date: 24th August 2015 at 10:44am
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4. Charlie Austin

19 August 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Wolverhampton Wanderers v QPR - Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Austin had a prolific campaign with Queens Park Rangers last year despite the Hoops’ relegation to the Championship.

It was the former Burnley forward’s first taste of the Premier League, and after hitting 18 goals in 35 games he is demand this summer.

Leicester reportedly had a bid of £12m rejected and other clubs have shown interest before being put off by the £15m asking price.

In the current market, this seems like a bargain to me for a proven goalscorer, especially when you consider Andre Gray just cost £9m.

West Ham co-owner, David Sullivan, controversially dredged up an old injury Austin had as a reason they weren’t going for him, much to the striker’s disgust.

Despite Mr Sullivan’s concerns it’s hard to imagine that he’ll still be at Loftus Road come September 2nd.

Clubs linked with: West Ham, Newcastle, Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Southampton, Swansea.

Outcome: Still to be confirmed, will probably move on Deadline Day.


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