Queens Park Rangers winger Junior Hoilett is the subject of interest from Transfer Taverns dark horses Liverpool and Stoke City this summer, according to Sky Sports.
The Canadian wide man has started the season impressively in the Championship with Rangers and a loan move back to the big time could be in order to relieve more wages from the extravagant Hoops’ bill.
Liverpool have been long term admirers of the former Blackburn player and having sold Stewart Downing to West Ham, Brendan Rodgers could make a loan move in the coming days.
However Stoke boss Mark Hughes has publicly confirmed his interest in the player who he managed at Loftus Road during his unsuccessful spell there.
Stoke have been tipped to struggle this season after ending last term miserably, but Hughes believes adding players such as Hoilett to his team will massively improve his chances.
The Potters will face an uphill battle though if Liverpool make their move for the 23 year old soon.
“Junior is a very good player and somebody I have worked with before,” Hughes told The Sentinel.
“He’s obviously started the season off well, but I’m not sure if he’s available. If we are able to bring in players of that quality, we will try and do that. But we have got to be patient.
“Ideally, you want your targets in through the door a couple of weeks before the season starts, but that hasn’t been possible for whatever reason and there is enough time to get players in.”