Foxes fail with Austin bid

Newcastle, however, are waiting for a breakthrough on the transfer front and reports in France claim there has been a £15m double bid for playmaker Florian Thauvin and midfielder Mario Lemina from Marseille. He certainly deserves to stay in the league with the amount of goals he scored last season.


Austin in action against Tottenham last season.

However, QPR have turned down the offer from the Foxes as they are holding out for a fee in the region of £15m.

Austin is reportedly being targeted by Newcastle United, Southampton, West Ham, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.

But managerless Leicester are the only club so far to have shown their hand.

The Tyneside club have appointed Steve McClaren as their new manager and have a distinct lack of proven goalscorers in their squad, with new additions needed to lift the spirits of the Magpies fans.

But as Standard Sport revealed earlier this week, QPR are considering letting the striker run his contract down if their asking price isn’t met.

Austin was the fourth-top scorer in the Premier League in 2014-15 having bagged an impressive 18 goals despite playing for a side who finished bottom of the table and he has just a year left on his Loftus Road deal.


However, there could be hope for Palace yet, as it has been speculated that Austin has asked QPR to drop their valuation, despite other clubs said to be willing to bid more, which seems to suggest that he is keen for the move.

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