Queens Park Rangers are interested in signing Jake Bidwell from Championship rivals Brentford in the summer transfer window, according to The Mirror (Transfer Live Blog, 16:00, May 23).
Bidwell has been on the books of Brentford since 2013 and has a contract until June 2017.
The 23-year-old, who can play as a left-back or as a left-sided midfielder, initially joined the Bees on loan from Premier League outfit Everton in 2011.
The former England Under-19 has established himself as an important player for Brentford, and it seems that QPR have been impressed.
According to The Mirror (Transfer Live Blog, 16:00, May 23), QPR are preparing a bid for the Brentford captain.
It has also been reported that Everton will get some money from Bidwell’s transfer due to a sell-on clause.
“The Hoops have made an initial enquiry but have yet to table an offer for the Southport-born defender, who is valued at £3million,” states the report in The Mirror.
“Everton also included a 50 per cent sell-on clause in the deal that saw him move permanently to the Bees in 2013.”
Bidwell scored two goals and created 40 chances in 44 Championship appearances for Brentford this past season.
The 23-year-old Englishman had a pass accuracy of 70% and a shot accuracy of 43%, and won 83 headers, 10 dribbles and 46 tackles.