Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin comments on his future

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Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Sunderland are all reportedly interested in Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin.

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has told talkSPORT that he could remain at Loftus Road beyond the January transfer window.

Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Sunderland have all been credited with holding an interest in Austin by the Daily Star, but the striker is perfectly happy to wait for the right move.

Austin’s contract expires at the end of the season, and he says that he would be happy to see it out at QPR, if the right move does not come along.

"I'm just trying to get a run of games leading up to the transfer window and trying to score as many goals as I can," the striker said. "Who knows what will happen in the future.

"I have got six months left [on my contract] and if the right opportunity doesn't come for me in January then I will stay with QPR and aim to get them promoted and leave with my head held high."

According to the Daily Mirror, QPR want £8 million for Austin – and at that price Premier League clubs are likely to be interested.

The 26-year-old scored 18 times in England’s top-flight last season, and if he can be so prolific this time around he would enhance any side’s survival chances.

Newcastle, Sunderland and Villa are all battling against the drop, and would like to increase their striking options in the new year.

Losing Austin would be a major blow for QPR, though, as they have promotion hopes of their own.

The R’s are currently five points adrift of the play-off places in the Championship table.

Austin has scored eight times in 13 appearances for QPR this season.

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