Report: QPR in shock talks with Juventus’s Chilean star

Isla and Vargas Chile vs Uruguay

World Cup star Mauricio Isla is being heavily linked with a move to Loftus Road.

QPR's rebuilding ahead of the Premier League season is showing no signs of slowing down, with reports the Londoners are close to the signing of a two time Serie A winner in the prime of his career.

Mauricio Isla moved to the Old Lady from Udinese in 2012 for a fee of just under £10 million, and was an impressive performer during Chile's march to the World Cup quarter finals in Brazil this summer.

The former Udinese man has proved himself a key utility player in Juventus's last two Serie A seasons, making 41 appearances, many of which came in the club's Champions League games. He has at times struggled to break into the side given the club's tendency to operate with three centre backs and just one player on each wing.

Able to play in a variety of defensive and midfield positions, the Chilean would be a bonafide top class signing for Harry Redknapp's side were they to bring him to Loftus Road.

Reports state the player is set to arrive on loan.

The fact the 26-year-old has failed to nail down a first team spot during his two years in Turin would likely be the reason he would consider leaving Italy, and with QPR's defence beginning to take shape with the signings of Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker, it could be a very different campaign for the Hoops than their lone season back in the Premier League in 2012-13.

Isla's departure may even spell the start of a new Juventus side shorn of Chile internationals, with Arturo Vidal continuing to be linked with a move to Manchester United.

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