QPR boss Mark Warburton could be set to snap up Bournemouth defender Steve Cook when the transfer window opens.
West London Sport reports that Rangers are interested in signing Cook and that he was left out of the Cherries’ squad against them because a move is in the offing.
“I’m very respectful of Steve’s situation,” said Bournemouth manager Scott Parker.
“I spoke to Steve and there may be a possibility that he may be leaving in this window.
“I just felt it would probably be best for Steve for him not to be involved today. He thought that and I agreed, so I just made that decision.
“Due to his situation I didn’t want to put him in a compromising position in any way.
“That’s not to say he’s going to leave. But with the window open in a matter of days, and with his current situation it may be the case that he leaves.
“There is definitely interest. That’s what I’m being told.”
Bournemouth won 1-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, where Dominic Solanke’s first-half goal was enough to give them the points.
It took them above Fulham to the top of the Championship table. QPR remain seventh.