Millwall have been linked with Queens Park Rangers striker Matt Smith.

According to a report by West London Sport, Millwall are in talks with Queens Park Rangers over a deal to sign striker Matt Smith despite seeing an initial offer turned down.

It is reported that Millwall tried to sign the experienced striker during the January transfer window, and now they are pushing again this summer although QPR are seemingly holding firm on their asking price.

Millwall need to strengthen their squad this summer. After finishing just one place above the Championship relegation zone last season, Neil Harris’s side have since lost key first-team members.

Goalkeeper David Martin left to join West Ham United, while at the other end leading scorer Lee Gregory looks set to join fellow Championship side Stoke City with his contract due to expire at the end of June.

Steve Morison has also departed to join Shrewsbury Town on loan. It leaves Millwall with just Tom Elliott and Tom Bradshaw as the club’s only senior strikers, with the latter still recovering from a long-term injury.

QPR striker Smith has plenty of experience. The 30-year-old has had spells at Leeds United, Bristol City and Fulham in recent years. In the past two seasons combined, he has scored a respectable 17 league goals.

Smith’s contract at Loftus Road expires next summer. QPR boss Mark Warburton will be looking to shake up his squad, but it seems the Hoops aren’t willing to let Smith go unless clubs match their valuation of the player.

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