Fernandes suggests some QPR players will leave on Twitter... is Austin one?

Newcastle United and Aston Villa have been heavily linked with the Queens Park Rangers striker recently.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has had a busy day on Twitter. Indeed, after praising the 'tremendous' trio of Lee Hoos, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey, the businessman has also now suggested some players will still leave QPR.

And the biggest issue that has raised, naturally, is that of Charlie Austin.

The R's striker has been heavily linked with Aston Villa recently, although they have now signed Jordan Ayew, so it remains to be seen whether they go for Austin as well. Even heavier links, though, have been made when it comes to Newcastle United.

According to the Sunday People, both Newcastle and Aston Villa have been put off by the 26-year-old's heavy wage demands, to which Austin himself responded with a cryptic 'Mr Greedy' tweet on social media.

And, more recently, Newcastle have also been said to be delaying their move for the QPR striker but primarily with a shoulder injury in mind, as per the Daily Mail.

So, is Fernandes' tweet sending a message to Aston Villa, the Magpies or anyone else who is interested that Austin could be available if the right fee is paid? Or is he going to keep his star player and is simply willing to offload others instead?

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