Report: Huddersfield Town reject Queens Park Rangers' defender bid

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

R's boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink worked with Joel Lynch at Nottingham Forest.

Huddersfield Town's Joel Lynch (L) in action with Wolves' Bjorn Sigurdarson

Huddersfield Town have rejected a bid from Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers for defender Joel Lynch, the Examiner reports.

Lynch is thought to be a primary target for R's boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, with whom he worked at Nottingham Forest when the Dutchman was a coach.

QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Hasselbaink has also seen long-serving centre-back Clint Hill, who like Lynch is left-footed, depart Loftus Road along with Watford loanee Gabriele Angella.

It is unclear if QPR will return with a renewed bid, the Examiner reports.

28-year-old Lynch, who made 40 Championship appearances for the Terriers last season, has a year to run on his contract at the John Smith's Stadium.

Huddersfield handed a new deal to Lynch's defensive partner Mark Hudson in April and have also added German centre-back Michael Hefele this close season - potentially paving the way for the Welshman's exit.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesHefele is a new signing at Huddersfield

Lynch, who hails from Sussex and began his career at nearby Brighton, may fancy a return to the south of England, seven years after he left the Seagulls for Forest.

QPR finished 12th in last season's Championship, seven spots above the Terriers.

Noel Hunt (L) of Reading and Joel Lynch of Nottingham Forest in actionLynch in his Nottingham Forest days

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