QPR find themselves back in the Championship following their relegation out of the Premier League and are looking for additions of proven quality at that level.
Ream falls into that category having spent the last three-and-a-half years with Bolton.
He has made well over 100 appearances for the club in that time, with his versatility marking him out as a useful asset to any squad.
Capable of operating anywhere across a back four, it is those qualities which have brought him to QPR’s attention.
Bolton, though, value the USA international highly and have no intention of sanctioning a sale to a direct divisional rival.
Ream only committed to a new three-year contract last summer, taking him through to 2017, so there is no need on the Trotters’ part to enter into transfer negotiations and cash in on a prized asset.