QPR vying with Aston Villa in bid to sign ex-Tottenham star on loan - report

Clint Dempsey

Queens Park Rangers are reportedly set to make a move to bring Clint Dempsey back to the Premier League.

Clint Dempsey may have left the Premier League in 2013, but speculation just won't stop linking him with a return to English football.

The 31-year-old American international first made the move to England in 2007, joining Fulham for £2m from the New England Revolution after impressing in MLS with 26 goals in 84 games.

His goalscoring continued in the Premier League, as he hit 60 goals in 225 games to become a Fulham hero, particularly in 2010 when he was the driving force of Fulham's staggering run to the Europa League final.

A move to London rivals Tottenham followed in 2012, and despite 12 goals in 43 games, he was sold by Andre Villas-Boas just a year later, with Dempsey heading back to the United States with the Seattle Sounders in a blockbuster $9m deal.

Yet with the timing of the MLS season, Dempsey returned to the Premier League with Fulham last season, and looks set to do the same in order to stay in shape and in the thoughts of USA boss Jurgen Klinsmann.

According to the Daily Mirror, three Premier League clubs are vying for his signature in the January transfer window - Aston Villa, Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City.

Villa already have Dempsey's international team mate Brad Guzan in their ranks - which could hand them an advantage over their transfer rivals - whilst QPR could offer him another return to West London with Harry Redknapp's side desperate for any attacking talent in a bid to keep his side in the Premier League.

Stoke have gone through a rough patch of late and also have one of Dempsey's compatriots in Geoff Cameron, whilst Maurice Edu and Brek Shea have also played for the club in recent times - and adding another USA international could be on the agenda for the Potters if reports are to be believed.

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