BREAKING: QPR reject Leicester bid for Austin

Foxes have made £12million formal bid

Queens Park Rangers have rejected a £12million bid from Leicester City for star-striker Charlie Austin.

The Rs were relegated from the Premier League once again last season, dropping them back into the Championship, meaning they are likely to lose several star players.

Premier League Interest

Austin is the main player expected to leave Loftus Road this summer, with several Premier League clubs interested in signing him.

Leicester, West Ham United, Southampton, Newcastle United and Chelsea have all been linked with the England international, but it’s The Foxes who have made the first formal move.

First Formal Bid

According to Sky Sports News, Leicester launched a £12m bid for the striker, but have seen it turned down immediately from the London club.

Leicester, who just sacked Nigel Pearson despite guiding them to safety last season, are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window, but their bid for Austin has been dealt a setback.

Austin scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season, only beaten by Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Diego Costa.

Asking Price

It’s believed QPR want around £15m for the England striker.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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