Queens Park Rangers’ potential loan swoop for Arouna Kone has now hit a snag, according to Get West London.
Everton have dealt QPR a blow by insisting that the Championship outfit pay a “sizeable amount” of Kone’s £40,000 per week contract.
The Hoops have consequently ended their interest in Kone and will look elsewhere for their striker options.
The Ivory Coast international has been in England since 2012, having had spells with Wigan Athletic and Everton but he is currently down the pecking order at Goodison Park.
Ronald Koeman is prepared to let the 33-year-old forward leave but he wants any potential loan suitors to pay most of his hefty wages.
Ian Holloway has made it no secret that QPR are in the market for a new striker, especially after Sebastian Polter returned to Germany to join FC Union Berlin earlier in the window.
Idrissa Sylla and Conor Washington are the main two strikers still at the club.
QPR fans – is this a blow? Who could you get instead? Let us know in the comments below…