Bournemouth were certainly taking a big financial risk last summer when they signed the 34-year-old Jermain Defoe on a three-year contract worth £65,000-a-week.
And, sure enough, the veteran striker struggled in his debut season at the Vitality Stadium, scoring just four Premier League goals and making a grand total of 11 starts with a further 13 coming from the bench.
And perhaps this has something to do with the fact that his former England manager Steven McClaren is expected to be appointed at Loftus Road as the replacement for Ian Holloway.
Defoe is obviously a big fan of the former Middlesbrough and Derby County boss. When McClaren was linked with the Sunderland job in 2015, the then Black Cats talisman told the Mail that he was “someone that I've played under for England, a good coach and I've always enjoyed training [with him].”
Financial Fair Play restrictions mean QPR will not have a huge amount to spend in the summer but the Scottish Sun adds that Bournemouth could let Defoe leave on loan while agreeing to pay a chunk of his hefty salary.
So perhaps a move to Loftus Road could be possible.