Report: QPR could lose Nahki Wells to Birmingham as Burnley eye £6m fee

Mark Warburton, Manager of Queens Park Rangers looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on October...

Nahki Wells has seven Championship goals for Queens Park Rangers but Premier League Burnley reportedly want a profit in January.

Nahki Wells of Queens Park Rangers applauds the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Brentford at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on October 28,...

Queens Park Rangers are at risk of losing star striker Nahki Wells in the January transfer window with Birmingham City looking to snatch the Burnley loanee from under their nose, according to the Sun (3 November, page 61).

Despite a 2-0 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday, Mark Warburton’s side are still well set up to challenge for a place in the Championship top six, although everything could change in the winter.

Not only is star man Ebere Eze attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs, both of QPR’s strikers are only at Loftus Road on a temporary basis. And while Jordan Hugill is expected to stay in West London until the end of the season, doubts have been raised about Wells’ immediate future.

 

The former Bradford City talisman is out of contract next summer and Burnley would surely jump at the chance to make a profit on a player who has barely kicked a ball in claret and blue.

But therein lies the problem. Burnley apparently want £6 million from any club interested in signing Wells permanently and that is likely to be out of QPR’s reach.

Nahki Wells of Burnley during the Pre-Season Friendly between Burnley and Espanyol at Turf Moor on August 5, 2018 in Burnley, England.

The Sun claims that Birmingham could take advantage by nabbing Wells in the New Year in a move that would be a major blow to QPR’s promotion hopes.

Warburton has got the best out of Wells this season with the in-form forward netting seven times in ten Championship games.

Nahki Wells of Queens Park Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers at Fratton Park on January...

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