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Austin odds to Manchester United slashed

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Queens Park Rangers striker expected to leave Loftus Road

Bookmakers have halved the odds of highly sought after forward Charlie Austin’s move to Man United.

Louis van Gaal‘s side still look an outside prospect for the Englishman but Betfred have confidently reduced the odds of the move to 12/1.

United originally looked 25/1 to land the QPR hitman but recent developments could see them become the front runners in a potential race for his signature.

Interest is high from other Premier League outfits however, and West Ham still remain favourites despite chairman David Sullivan claiming Austin “wasn’t very good” last season.

Odds for Striker

The Hammers are checked at 7/4 odds, along with Premier League new boys Bournemouth.

The Cherries could look a reasonable destination given Austin’s history at the south coast, having began his trade with non-league Poole Town.

Newcastle are priced at 7/2, and Everton and Tottenham both at 8/1.

But these clubs could be blown out of the race if Louis van Gaal decides to pursue the forward, given his interest to strengthen his side’s attack.

Despite signing Memphis Depay, it is understood that the Dutchman is not satisfied with the summer spending on forward talent after missing out on Barcelona star Pedro, who joined Chelsea yesterday.

By Phil Wellbrook

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