QPR striker, Charlie Austin is insisting on a move to current EPL champions, Chelsea, according to the Metro. The striker, who scored 18 goals in the league last season, but couldn’t do enough to help his team escape relegation, is reportedly waiting on a move to the Blues, and is therefore snubbing other offers being made for his services.
Austin, who made 66 appearances in all competition for his club, is attracting interest from both West Ham and Newcastle, who want to boost their attacking options next season. The Mirror also reports that the 25-year old is keen on a move to Stanford Bridge, with the paper also reporting that Jose Mourinho is also keen on the player’s signature.
Only last Friday, the Blues confirmed the signing of Monaco and Colombian striker, Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan. The striking department is one that presents Mourinho a lot of options, considering the presence of players like Loic Remy, Diego Costa, and now Radamel Falcao. The presence of these set of players cast a bit of doubt on the story; except of course, the Blues are about to let one of the trio leave, with Remy a possible option.
Chelsea legend and Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba has already left the club this summer, after rejoining the Premier League champions last season.
QPR’s relegation means a lot of players may have to leave the club in order to reflect the club’s new status, especially in terms of income and players’ wages; and Austin is one of the most likely one to leave this window.