Newcastle and West Ham United target set to be handed surprise new contract?

Charlie AustinThe future of QPR striker Charlie Austin has attracted plenty of attention in the Football Transfer Tavern over the summer, and reports from the Evening Standard now claim he could be staying put in the Championship.

Austin has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs during the transfer window, having enjoyed an excellent season despite Rangers’ relegation last term.

Newcastle United and West Ham are believed to be the clubs that have shown the most interest so far, but as of yet neither has been able to meet Rangers’ £15million asking price.

Austin has also caught the attentions of Tottenham and Leicester City after firing 18 league goals last term, but the Championship new boys are adamant they will not sell for a figure below the asking price.

Austin is entering the final year of his contract at Loftus Road, and QPR coach Les Ferdinand says the club will look to tie him down to a longer deal if they do not recieve an appropriate offer before the close of the window.

A plethora of QPR fans enjoying the local ale here in the Transfer Tavern all admit they would be incredibly shocked to see Austin remain at Loftus Road this season, but they all hoping he does, because with him, they feel they have a serious chance of an immediate return to the Premier League!

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