According to a report in the Mirror, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on his services, with the latter two experiencing a real shortage upfront.
The Hammers and Spurs also hold an advantage over their rivals due to Austin’s preference of staying near his family in London, yet both clubs have so far baulked at his reported £15 million asking price.
Nonetheless, Austin is still hoping for a return to the Premier League as he explained after his side’s win.
“Every player wants to play in the Premier League - I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to be there. I have got to keep working hard. I am focused on the job in hand and here to play,” he said.
Despite his intentions of returning to the top-flight, with the transfer deadline on three weeks away, Austin’s hopes could swiftly turn to QPR returning there via a promotion at the first attempt.
The England striker has real quality and would be a fine addition for a number of top-flight clubs, yet with the situation lingering and the new season underway, a transfer is looking less and less likely.