Leeds United are set to make a move for QPR playmaker Luke Freeman.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is keen to snap up Freeman, who was outstanding in Rangers’ home win against the Yorkshire side last season.
Leeds have been linked with Freeman and his QPR team-mate Ebere Eze.
While a move for young forward Eze seems unlikely, Leeds are expected to make Rangers an offer for Freeman.
The London club will not want to lose him on the cheap – Freeman was their player of the year and extended his contract last season.
There is no doubt he has the quality to play at the top end of the Championship, as he showed against Leeds at Loftus Road.
Speaking after that game, the then QPR boss Steve McClaren made it clear he believed Freeman was capable of playing at a higher level – and that he would grace Bielsa’s Leeds side.
McClaren told West London Sport: “He showed his real quality and infectious enthusiasm that he gives to the team.
“When you’re looking for leadership and looking for people to have courage and take the ball, he’s got all that.
“He’s someone who can play at the top of the Championship, could play in that Leeds team and could play in the Premier League, so we’re delighted to have him here.”
Rangers turned down offers from Middlesbrough for Freeman last summer.