Tottenham seem to be in pole position to sign Ebere Eze after Crystal Palace reportedly cooled their interest in the QPR star.
West London Sport reported in January that QPR had rejected an approach from Palace for Eze – which Rangers director of football Les Ferdinand recently confirmed to The Beautiful Game podcast.
Ferdinand has always made it clear that his club would be likely to sell the likes of Eze if a big offer came in.
And QPR first-team coach Neil Banfield told West London Sport that offers of £20m and above would be difficult to resist.
The Sun say that has put off Palace and Sheffield United, who were also linked with Eze.
Banfield said: “If the offers come in of £20m and £20m-plus, I don’t think there would be many clubs that could turn that down.
“Obviously we don’t want them to leave. We’d want them to stay at the club, get the club promoted and play in the Premier League for the Rangers.
“We’d love to get promoted and play with Ebs, Ilias (Chair) and Brighty (Bright Osayi-Samuel), but I think you’ve got to be realistic.
“The real world is that if a club comes in now with loads of money then those lads have got to go. It’s just a fact of life.”
Eze looks increasingly likely to end up at Spurs.
QPR are determined to hold out for big money and Tottenham have previously shown their determination to snap up young English talent.
Eze has been outstanding this season and £20m doesn’t seem an excessive fee for the England Under-21 forward, who will surely grace the Premier League sooner rather than later.