QPR suffer stadium blow - report

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The west London club's plans to relocate their stadium have hit a snag, according to reports.

Owner Tony Fernandes had hoped Queens Park Rangers would be moving from Loftus Road but doubts have been cast over his proposals.

According to the Daily Mirror, former Rs sponsors CarGiant, who are residents of the Park Royal Industrial Estate that QPR plan to move into, have labelled the club's offer as "speculative and presumptuous."

Reports had suggested that the move would cost the west London side £26.5 million initially - to buy the land.

However, CarGiant's accusation has thrown a spanner into the works.

"The regeneration of Old Oak Common and in particular the land owned by Car Giant Ltd is a complex issue and may take significantly longer to finalise than some parties are anticipating," Tony Mendes, the company's Managing Director said.

"Schemes that have been announced for this part of Old Oak Common, including a new stadium for QPR, are speculative and presumptuous. Cargiant has not entered into any exclusivity agreement with QPR and remains totally unattached to any party in regards to the regeneration of the area or relocation site.

"Cargiant is the largest business of its kind in the world. We have been located on our current site for 30 years and with over 750 local employees working across 45 acres, we play a vital part in the local community, both socially and economically."

Matters on the pitch appear to be making better progress for Ferndandes' side, with Harry Redknapp said to close to completing a move for centre-back Rio Ferdinand.

Meanwhile, several existing QPR stars have signed new deals with the club, including Rob Green, Alejandro Faurlin and Armand Traore.

For now, at least, the club will look to achieve Premier League stability and will have to use Loftus Road as their base. The future, though, remains less clear.

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