Report claims QPR will refuse to pay £3m for any one player

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Hoops have reportedly baulked at Brentford's Jake Bidwell asking price.

Brentford's Jake Bidwell walks off the pitch dejected after being sent offBrentford's Bidwell: A pricey R's target

Queens Park Rangers will not spend £3 million on any one player this summer, a report by Get West London claims.

The Hoops' move for Brentford defender Jake Bidwell is said to have stalled after the Bees quoted the above asking price, despite the 23-year-old having 12 months left on his deal.

QPR finished 12th in last season's Championship, having spent more than £8 million on the transfers of Massimo Luongo, Tjaronn Chery and Conor Washington alone (Transfermarkt reports).

Northern Ireland's Conor WashingtonWashington cost a reported £2.5m from Peterborough in January

And, according to Get West London, manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been forced to adopt a thrifty approach to recruitment as a result.

The R's are said to be targeting European-based bargains - with their focus on France and Italy in particular - as well as free agents from the Football League, with Burton Albion's Damien McCrory listed as a potential left-back target last month.

Burton Albion's Damien McCrory has his penalty saved by Carlisle United's Mark GillespieBurton's McCrory is a reported target for his former boss at Loftus Road

The report claims Hasselbaink may also consider academy graduate Cole Kpekawa as a Bidwell alternative, in another bid to limit his side's expenditure.

QPR, who released Armand Traore and saw Paul Konchesky return to Leicester City, could also call upon ex-Liverpool man Jack Robinson.

Shrewsbury's Liam Lawrence in action with Portsmouth's Cole KpekawaKpekawa (L) has spent time at Colchester, Portsmouth and Leyton Orient in recent seasons

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