QPR manager Mark Warburton and director of football Les Ferdinand are admirers of Watford forward Andre Gray but the Rs are facing a financial stumbling block over a potential move, according to West London Sport.
The Rs are thought to be keen to add one more forward player to their squad before the transfer window closes and according to Football Insider, they have now entered the race to sign Gray from Watford.
That comes with the striker also believed to be on the radar of the likes of Birmingham City, West Brom and Swansea City with him facing an uncertain future at Watford.
The latest report from West London Sport has outlined that Warburton and Ferdinand are both admirers of Gray’s abilities but they could find making a move for him difficult from a financial perspective.
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It is believed that QPR could look to raise funds for a potential move for Gray by sanctioning the sale of out of favour defender Todd Kane before the window closes.
It has been reported by Football Insider that Kane has now emerged on the radar of both Stoke City and Coventry City.
This would potentially be a smart move by QPR with Kane a player that is not going get himself back into favour with Warburton this season. Therefore, it is right for all concerned that he finds himself a new home where he can become an important member of the squad once again.
If selling Kane raises money for the Rs to make a move for Gray then that would be excellent for them because the forward appears to be a player that Warburton thinks can add something different to his attacking options.
Gray is a player that has proven Championship pedigree and he would be able to offer an extra goal threat for the Rs in the final third.
Considering that Warburton is an admirer of his then it would suggest that he would be a key player for QPR. That means that he would get the chance to make regular starts which is what he needs after his bit-part role with Watford.