Report: Stoke City and Brighton & Hove Albion keen on Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha

Mark Hughes Stoke City manager prior to the pre season friendly match between Bolton Wanderers and Stoke City at Macron Stadium on July 29, 2017 in Bolton, England.

The Queens Park Rangers defender is a reported target for former boss Mark Hughes at Stoke City, but the Welshman could face a battle with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Stoke City and Brighton & Hove Albion are keen on Queens Park Rangers defender Nedum Onuoha, The Mirror reports (9 August, page 52).

However, it is claimed Onuoha could be offered a new long-term deal to keep him at Loftus Road.

Alex Revell of Northampton Town contests the ball with Nedum Onuoha of Queens Park Rangers during the Carabao Cup first round match between Queens Park Rangers and Northampton Town at...QPR's Nedum Onuoha (top)

Stoke boss Mark Hughes signed the 30-year-old for QPR in January 2012, having previously managed him at Manchester City.

The Potters recently sold Phil Bardsley to Burnley, while Marc Muniesa looks to be on the verge of a move to Girona, leaving Hughes with two positions to fill at the back.

But Brighton may also be on the lookout for defensive reinforcements, particularly at centre-back, after they released Vegard Forren in June.

Nevertheless, the Seagulls are boosted by the return of Connor Goldson in the Norwegian's position, following a heart problem.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion and Callum McManaman of Sheffield Wednesday clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday at...Brighton's Connor Goldson (left)

Onuoha, who captains QPR, is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, and could be tempted by the Premier League football on offer at Stoke or Brighton, after two years outside the top flight.

Would QPR's Onuoha be a good signing for Stoke City / Brighton & Hove Albion?

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