Report: West Brom enter race to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin

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West Brom now want to sign QPR striker Austin, who is also linked to West Ham, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

The Baggies have become the latest team to show an interest in moving for Charlie Austin, according to a report in the Birmingham Mail.

Having missed out on the signing of Demba Ba, who chose to move to Shanghai Shenhua over West Brom, manager Tony Pulis has targeted Austin as he looks to improve his attacking force.

Saido Berahino was the only success in the striking department last term, and Austin would bring guaranteed goals to the side, as well as homegrown status, and, being just 26-years-old, he still has age on his side.

QPR have been asking for a £15 million fee before they entertain any negations concerning the sale of Austin, as they intend to keep ahold of their star players in an attempt to secure an automatic return to the Premier League next season.

There is no reference as to whether the Baggies are willing to submit such a large offer for the striker, and may be waiting to see if the R’s drop their demands as the transfer window progresses.

However, West Brom will have to keep a close eye on Austin’s situation, with a wealth of interest in him from the Premier League.

Newcastle United, West Ham and Crystal Palace have all been making enquiries into the striker, as per the Mirror, but it does not look like any of the teams are willing to match the asking price requested by QPR.

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