Austin has previously pledged his immediate future (until the summer) to the R's and the west London side are in desperate need of him themselves - they struggle for goals without the striker.
However, Palace, Newcastle and Southampton all reportedly stand a chance of signing Austin.
And the Mirror suggest QPR will demand £12.5 million if the 26-year-old is to leave Loftus Road in January.
Ironically, this exact update was delivered in the summer - Crystal Palace fancied as favourites with Newcastle in the running (Southampton were also continuously linked).
But, such is the skillset possessed by Austin, it's no surprise the reports have resurfaced. And, if anyone knows what they're doing, they'll snap up the QPR man without a second thought this time around.
Palace, Newcastle, the Saints and many more in the Premier League need a clinical striker. It's not often you have one ready and available for £12.5m - who scored 18 in the top flight last season and has netted several in the Championship this term, too.