Sevilla preparing loan approach for QPR midfielder Leroy Fer

Loftus Road QPR

Sunderland are keen on Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer, but the QPR player is also on the radar of La Liga side Sevilla, who are ready to step up their interest.

Leroy Fer was a transfer target last summer, and he remains so this summer according to Estadio Deportivo, who have advanced that Sevilla are preparing to negotiate a loan deal with Queens Park Rangers.

A similar move saw Stephane M'Bia leave Loftus Road for the Sanchez-Pizjuan two seasons ago, before the Cameroon international completed a permanent move. He has since departed for Turkis outfit Trabzonspor, so the Europa League winners are looking for a suitable replacement.

Fellow Dutchman and Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is keen to lure Fer to the Stadium of Light, reports in the Daily Star over the last few days have suggested, with the player keen to continue playing top-flight football, rather than drop down to the Championship with QPR.

Despite their relegation from the Premier League, Fer still shone for QPR with quality performances, which he'll want to reproduce wherever he plays during the 2015-16 season, mindful that it could boost his chances of playing at the EURO 2016 finals with the Netherlands.

Sevilla have been linked with a host of midfield options to replace M'Bia, including Stoke City star Steven N'Zonzi, and having already had a bid of £3 million rejected, the Spaniards are expected to return with a bigger offer.

Fer is regarded as a more cost effective alternative for Sevilla, who are hoping QPR will accept an initial loan offer, that could include an option to make the deal permanent in the future.

Preparing their squad for the challenges of competing in the Champions League during the 2015-16 season ahead, Sevilla are also rumoured to be interested in Fer's QPR team-mate, Sandro. 

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