Sources around QPR are of the opinion that the club have tabled an official bid for Manchester City defender Nedum Onouha.
The versatile 25-year-old has been on Neil Warnock’s radar since the summer and the R’s gaffer hasn’t wasted anytime in contacting City with a firm offer.
The fee is believed to be around the £3m mark and there is every reason to suggest that Roberto Mancini will have no problem in accepting the offer.
It is public knowledge that the Nigerian-born defender doesn’t fit into the plans of Mancini’s City side, and he has only made two appearances this season – both in the Carling Cup.
Onouha, who earns around £40,000 a week at City and is rather a forgotten man after an impressive couple of seasons, is keen to move in the transfer window in order to kick-start a career that has come to a standstill.
A whole host of Premier League clubs, including Everton and West Brom, are monitoring his situation but none have officially made an offer to City, who are keen to get their business done as soon as possible in order to concentrate on their push for the title.
This suits QPR, who are also looking to get most of their deals done before their next league game on 15 January against Newcastle.
Warnock is looking to add at least one centre-back to his squad as he looks to address a quick decline form in the league which has seen the R’s slip right into the relegation mix.
The experienced manager has admitted any deals won’t be done in time for this weekend’s FA Cup clash at MK Dons but is hopeful of getting one or two in before they make the trip to Newcastle.