West Bromwich Albion midfielder Rekeem Harper could join Ipswich Town in a deal that could open the door for Andre Dozzell to join Queens Park Rangers.
The transfer merry-go-round is in full swing.
And, after QPR entered talks to add the highly rated Dozzell to Mark Warburton’s squad, the London-based outfit may just have received a useful leg-up from their Championship rivals.
According to Anglia-based publication TWTD, West Brom are in talks over a deal that would see academy graduate Harper join third-tier Ipswich Town for an initial fee of £500,000, rising to £1 million.
Negotiations are understood to be at an advanced stage too.
Have West Brom helped QPR sign Andre Dozzell?
21-year-old Harper, a one-time Celtic target, has fallen out of favour since Slaven Bilic’s departure, playing just 31 minutes of Premier League football as the Baggies endured a miserable, short-lived return to the big time.
It remains to be seen, however, whether Harper is viewed by Ipswich as a direct replacement for Dozzell, or perhaps a man capable of playing alongside their home-grown hero in the heart of Paul Cook’s midfield.
Dozzell is a similarly technical and forward-thinking player, one who, in theory, should thrive under a coach like Warburton at QPR.
West Brom have done QPR a favour already this summer, allowing Charlie Austin to sign a permanent deal with the R’s.