Five facts about QPR target Younousse Sankharé

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QPR are reportedly interested in signing the Frenchman from EA Guingamp, so what do Hoops fans need to know about the player?

France Football are reporting that Queens Park Rangers made an offer earlier this week for Guingamp's Younousse Sankharé.

The report claims the offer was in the region of €2 million and that the Ligue 1 side wouldn't be willing to part with the Frenchman, who is under contract until 2016.

Being a relative unknown in the UK, here are five facts for QPR fans to wet their appetite with:

1) Sankharé is a very versatile player. He can operate in central and left midfield positions, as well as being able to fill in at left-back if needed.

2) He grew up in Paris and subsequently came through the youth ranks at Paris Saint-Germain. He made 33 appearances for PSG between 2007-2011 and scored one goal before he was shipped out on loan to Reims and then Dijon, who he eventually signed for. He was then loaned to Valenciennes in 2013 before moving permanently to Guingamp later that year.

3) The 24-year-old was an influential figure in the Guincamp team last season, and he helped them win the second Coupe de France in their history. The tournament is the premier knock-out competition in French football, and Guincamp defeated Stade Rennais 2-0 in the final.

4) The midfielder was born and raised in Paris, but qualifies to play to play for Mauritius and Senegal, as well as France. Sankharé has 16 France under-21 caps to his name but no senior ones. In 2013 he rejected the opportunity to play for Maritius, saying he would rather represent Senegal at international level.

5) He's regarded as one of the Guincamp's best players, so it's likely to cost a bit more than the €2 million QPR have offered for his services.

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