Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin breaks silence over future amid Premier League links

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The 26-year old is reportedly set for a Premier League return this summer.

Charlie Austin has been at the centre of one of the summer’s biggest transfer sagas - amidst links to West Ham, Newcastle and Spurs, according to the likes of the Chronicle – and the Queens Park Rangers frontman has finally broken his silence on the matter.

The 18-goal striker appears focused on the R’s while content to allow the relevant parties to figure out where his future lies.

“What’s going on back at home is for other people to worry about,” Austin said, quoted in the Daily Express.

“That’s for Les (Ferdinand), Chris (Ramsey), my agent and Tony (Fernandes) to sort out.”

The England international is currently with QPR as the club embarks on an Italian tour and he only has thoughts for the West London club as things stand.

“For me, I’m here to get my head down and work as hard as I can, hopefully play in a couple of games whilst I’m out here and prepare for Charlton on the 8th,” Austin added.

“Until I’m told otherwise, I’m a QPR player and I’m preparing for the Championship next year, and if I’m told otherwise, then so be it.”

Austin has been linked with a host of clubs and chief amongst those is believed to be Newcastle, with the Chronicle Live reporting that the Magpies are still hopeful of securing the QPR man in the coming weeks.

Charlie Austin’s words will no doubt bring some comfort to worried R’s fans but it remains highly unlikely that the striker will line up in the Championship next season.

His 18 Premier League goals last year have alerted clubs to his talents and with one year left on his deal, QPR’s £15 million price tag is currently the only stumbling block.

Pursuing clubs will be confident that his price will be driven down however, as the transfer window progresses and QPR face up to the prospect of losing him for free next summer.

Given the number of interested clubs, and the stubborness of QPR in their pursuit of a good deal, this is one transfer saga that looks set to rumble on for a little while longer yet.

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