Italian clubs looking at free transfer of QPR striker Charlie Austin

Charlie Austin

Two Serie A sides are keen on talking to the player about a potential switch to Italy in the summer.

HITC Sport understands that two teams from Italy's Serie A are keeping track of QPR star striker Charlie Austin.

The two established clubs have begun making contacts with potential mediators over getting in touch with the Championship striker regarding a potential move next summer.

The sides in question are hopeful of talking to Austin in or his representatives in January, when he has six months left on his contract and are aiming to get ahead of the competition early by doing the due diligence before Christmas.

Austin could sign a pre-contract agreement with a team from abroad in January as his contract expires in the summer at QPR.

Last night the striker again proved his attacking prowess, scoring two goals to earn Jimmy Flloyd Hasselbaink's men a 2-2 draw v high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 26-year-old has already made his intention to remain at QPR until the end of the season clear, with Premier League teams hoping for a cut-price January deal.

Austin, who has battled injury troubles this season, has scored 10 goals in 16 appearances this season.

His size, finishing and deceptive pace make the former non-league player perfect for Italian football. However, Austin is settled in the UK and it would be a surprise move from him to head to Italy.

But the interest once again goes to show the esteem QPR's top finisher is currently held in both domestically and internationally.

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