Newcastle, West Ham linked striker Charlie Austin tweets his immediate plans


Leicester City, Tottenham, and Chelsea have also been linked with QPR striker Charlie Austin.

In demand striker Charlie Austin has let fans know of his immediate plans: rejoining Championship side QPR.

The recently called up England international is to begin pre-season training this week with the relegated side, with his future still in doubt.

The Chronicle reported a day ago that the striker remains a top target for Newcastle United.

The London Evening Standard reported this week that Austin is due for talks on his future with QPR upon his return, with Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, and Leicester City all showing an interest.

Austin scored 18 goals in 36 Premier League games last season, and was the second highest scoring Englishman behind Tottenham's Harry Kane.

QPR are looking for around £15 million for his signature, but a club is yet to meet the asking price.

It is unlikely he will line up for the first day of the Championship season in QPR colours, such is the interest in him, but Austin is clearly prepared to, if no deal is done, and regardless appears to be happy enough to be heading off on the club's pre-season training camp to Italy.

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