Report: QPR in talks with former Arsenal striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

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QPR are reportedly in contract talks with Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who has been linked with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.

As reported by the Daily Mail, QPR are in contract talks with former Arsenal striker Emmanuel-Thomas, who was released by Bristol City at the end of last season.

Despite scoring 12 goals for City as they stormed to the League One title, the 24-year-old striker was not offered a new deal at Ashton Gate, and he is on the look-out for a new club - with many admirers.

QPR are the fourth Championship club to be linked with a move for the forward, with Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City all reportedly considering deals for him - as per the Birmingham Mail - although only QPR have actually opened talks.

The R’s are looking to revamp their squad under the tutelage of Chris Ramsey, and rather than paying large fees for players as has been their method in the past, the West London club are looking to abide by Financial Fair Play through budget signings.

There are no indications as to which club Emmanuel-Thomas will prefer to move to, although QPR can most likely offer him the largest financial package of all four interested parties.

The deal with Emmanuel-Thomas looks to be the second piece of business QPR wrap up in the coming weeks, with the double signing of Ben Gladwin and Massimo Luongo from Swindon Town looking all-but complete.

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