Steve Parish: There is a good chance Crystal Palace will miss out on Charlie Austin

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QPR striker Austin has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs, including Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Steve Parish has admitted that, whilst Crystal Palace are interested in Charlie Austin, they are likely to miss out on his signing this summer.

The Palace chairman said: “Charlie is definitely a player we admire but there are lots of clubs interested in him. There’s a good chance he will go beyond us, so to speak.”

QPR forward Austin, 26, is one of the most in demand players this transfer window, thanks to his impressive 2014/15 season - in which he netted 18 Premier League goals - and his valuable homegrown status.

A number of top flight sides have been linked with moving for the striker following QPR’s relegation to the Championship, with the Shields Gazette claiming that Newcastle United and West Ham want him, as well as the Mirror linking Aston Villa with Austin.

The Birmingham Mail has suggested that West Brom are also keen on him, but the Gazette article claims that Austin is worried a move will not come about this summer due to QPR pricing him out of a transfer.

The R’s have placed a £15 million price tag on his head, which is a high amount for Austin, despite his exceptional Premier League season.

Parish has admitted that Palace are keen on signing a player they are impressed by, but amongst all the other interest, he is aware that the Eagles stand little chance in the race to sign him.

The move to sign Patrick Bamford on loan from Chelsea, which was completed yesterday, was two provide Alan Pardew with the striker he has been trying to sign all summer, and it appears as if any move to sign Austin will be shelved by the South London club.

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