The Northern Irishman has been appointed as the Scottish Premiership side's new boss.
The talented striker is currently at Lille.
Xherdan Shaqiri has been a revelation since his move to Stoke City last summer.
The West Ham United star lit up Upton Park this season from set-pieces, and scored his latest stunner for France on Tuesday night.
The winger has six caps and two goals for DR Congo, but never in an official fixture.
The Newcastle United captain has a year left on his current deal but has not played since 13 February.
The Owls have missed out on promotion to the Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers are looking to cut costs, as they look to cope with playing in the Championship.
Hector Bellerin has impressed for Arsenal over this past season, and is now in contention for a Euro 2016 spot with Spain.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Southampton striker Shane Long in recent weeks.