QPR ace Charlie Austin monitored by Liverpool and Tottenham

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Liverpool and Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing QPR striker Charlie Austin.

QPR's 3-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday gave them their third victory of the season, and the hero - once again - was Charlie Austin.

The former Burnley striker has been the shining light for QPR this season, and his seven goals make him the Premier League's joint-top English goalscorer alongside Saido Berahino, and his latest strike was the one to hand QPR the win against Leicester.

With many believing that the 25-year-old should now be handed an England call-up, it's no surprise that some other clubs are eyeing up moves for signature.

Whilst QPR have reportedly put a new, £60,000-per-week contract offer on the table for Austin, the Mail on Sunday claim that Liverpool and Tottenham want to sign him.

Liverpool have struggled to score goals since the departure of Luis Suarez this summer, with Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert combining for just one Premier League goal.

Meanwhile, Tottenham's attack has seen Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado flounder once again, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has to add a goalscorer in January.

Austin is strong, good in the air and a real goal poacher, but many will question whether he is really good enough to make the step up to Liverpool or Tottenham.

Austin isn't the fastest or most technically gifted striker around, so fans will be hoping that their club don't overspend on Austin, who won't be getting much better at this stage of his career.

As an added option to either attack, Austin could chip in with crucial goals - but expecting him to completely revitalise the front line of either side may be too ambitious.

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