Queens Park Rangers are set to make a bid for Ipswich Town’s Andre Dozzell and they currently lead the chase for the 22-year-old, according to TWTD.
The Hoops were first reported in February to have interest in the midfielder and they were watching Dozzell with intent at the time.
And it looks as though that interest from the London club has remained, with TWTD believing that an offer will be put on the table in the coming weeks.
Despite signing a new deal back in December that tied him down to the Tractor Boys until June 2024, Dozzell is one of many who have been told they can leave Portman Road if the price is right in Paul Cook’s big reshaping of the squad.
It will come as a surprise to many that Dozzell was included in that – he played 43 times in League One last season and it’s the first time he’s been a regular in the Ipswich side following his breakthrough into the senior ranks as a 16-year-old.
Injuries have blighted Dozzell’s career so far but he’s also found himself out of favour at times, but 2020-21 was a massive step in the right direction and performances have seen Championship interest emerge.
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QPR have already turned Sam Field’s loan into a permanent move and they’re working on bringing Stefan Johansen back to Loftus Road, so on the face of it adding Dozzell to the ranks may seem as though QPR would be overflowing in that area.
But that’s not the case at all and it’s likely that Dozzell would get lots of chances, although he may not be a guaranteed starter especially if they can prize Johansen away from Fulham.
Even though Cook is willing to let most Ipswich players depart, the fee that QPR would have to pay will likely not be cheap.
Dozzell is still only 22 years old and contracted to the Tractor Boys for another three years, so it would probably take close to a seven-figure fee and a sell-on clause to tempt Ipswich.