Report: QPR dismiss West Brom approach for Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker

West Brom have approached QPR concerning the transfer of Steven Caulker.

As reported by WestLondonSport, QPR have been sounded out by West Brom ahead of a potential move for central defender Steven Caulker.

However, having been told by the Championship club how much they want before entertaining the sale of Caulker, it is stated that the Baggies will not be submitting a formal bid for him.

The 23-year-old was signed by QPR from Cardiff City last summer for a fee of £8 million, and after another strong Premier League campaign - despite the R’s relegation - the West London club are looking to recover their full outlay if they are to sell him this summer.

He has three years remaining on his contract at Loftus Road, and his homegrown status and young age make the £8 million fee seem not so excessive for a second tier defender.

Despite the fee being acceptable for a player of Caulker’s stature, the report states that West Brom did not submit a formal approach for the defender after hearing QPR’s demands, and they are not expected to follow up their interest this transfer window.

Caulker is the third QPR player that West Brom have shown an interest in this summer, according to the same report. Charlie Austin has been the subject of interest from the Baggies, although they have also not followed up those links into an offer, whilst the Midlands club have seen an offer rejected for winger Matt Phillips - with the R’s wanting at least £10 million for their key player.

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