It has been reported that preliminary discussions have taken place between QPR and the striker’s representatives since the summer transfer window closed.
However, the Rangers bosses reportedly believe that the best way to deal with the situation is to let Austin focus on his football after being the subject of intense speculation over the past several weeks.
The 26-year-old has been on the books of QPR since the summer of 2013 and has a contract until the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
Intense summer speculation
Austin was arguably Rangers’ best player last season, scoring 18 goals and creating 23 chances in 35 Premier League appearances.
The Englishman failed to prevent the London outfit from getting relegated to the Championship, but he was still (reportedly) wanted by a number of top Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window.
According to The Daily Mail, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth were all interested in signing the former Burnley star.