Report: QPR reject £12m bid from Leicester for Charlie Austin

Austin is reportedly being targeted by Newcastle United, Southampton, West Ham, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.

Queens Park Rangers have rejected a bid of £12 million from Leicester City for Charlie Austin, according to Sky Sports.

It has been further reported that QPR will not let the striker leave this summer for less than £15m.

Interested clubs

Austin has been linked with a number of clubs in England this summer following Rangers’ relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season.

According to the Sun, the English forward is Newcastle United’s top target, while The Mirror claims that Southampton, West Ham United and Aston Villa are interested in him.

The Telegraph recently reported of Premier League champions Chelsea’s interest in the 25-year-old, while last month The Northern Echo claimed that Liverpool made contact with former Swindon Town forward’s representatives.

The Birmingham Mail recently claimed that that West Bromwich Albion are interested in Austin.

Good signing

Austin was one of the best strikers in the Premier League last season, and there is no surprise that so many clubs are (allegedly) interested in him.

The Englishman was arguably the best player for QPR in the 2014-15 campaign and did everything he could to prevent them from getting relegated to the Championship.

The 25-year-old scored 18 goals and created 23 chances in 35 Premier League appearances.

Austin had a pass accuracy of 66% and a shot accuracy of 67%, and won 86 headers, 15 dribbles and 16 tackles.

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