The future of Charlie Austin continues to be discussed here in the Football Transfer Tavern, and the latest reports from the Daily Mirror suggest Crystal Palace are the new favourites for his signature.
The likes of Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham have all been heavily linked with the striker who took the Premier League by storm last season, yet QPR have so far refused to budge on their £15million asking price.
Palace have made an excellent start to the season with two wins from their opening three games, the other included a narrow defeat to Arsenal.
That seems to have convinced the Palace board to fund a move for the striker who fired 18 Premier League goals for a relegated club last season.
QPR are still refusing to budge on their asking price, but there is a growing confidence around Selhurst Park that a deal can be negotiated before the close of the transfer window.
Our resident Palace fans here in the Transfer Tavern over by the pool table feel that Austin would be a fantastic signing for the club, but the £15 million price tag that is attached with him is pretty ludicrous!