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Charlie Austin wants Spurs or Chelsea


Chris Ramsey says striker won’t join Newcastle or Aston Villa

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has confirmed that Charlie Austin is only interested in joining a top-half Premier League side, all-but ruling out Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

The Englishman has been linked with a quick return back to the top-flight after he failed to help QPR stay in the Premier League despite his 18-goals last season.

Ramsey was speaking to TalkSPORT and he is aware that Austin is likely to leave, but he’s confirmed that he will only leave the club for a top-half Premier League side.

Top-Flight Interest

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with signing the 26-year-old, so it’s believed they will be the two front-runners, ending Newcastle and Aston Villa‘s hopes.

QPR value the striker at £15million and have already rejected a formal offer from Leicester City, which was around the £12m mark.

According to Ramsey, if a top-half club doesn’t bid for Austin, he’s more than happy to stay at Loftus Road and play Championship football next season.

Ramsey Offers Update

Ramsey told talkSPORT: “We have to be realistic. It’s unlikely he’ll stay. We want to keep him but it’s unlikely.

“He’s aiming to go to a team that’s in the top half of the table, if he doesn’t then he could stay.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt


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