Charlie Austin latest: Tottenham, Bournemouth and Newcastle among favourites to sign QPR striker

QPR hitman has been tipped to move all summer

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Charlie Austin has appeared certain to leave Loftus Road this summer following his 18 goals last term and QPR's relegation from the Premier League.

But with just hours of the transfer window remaining, the striker is yet to find a new club.

Reports overnight suggested Manchester United were ready to offer him a return to the top-flight, however their deal involving French youngster Anthony Martial suggests those claims are wide of the mark.

Bournemouth have since emerged as the favourites for his services, although Tottenham, Newcastle and West Brom are all thought to still be in the running.

Austin has always maintained he is keen on a move to a Premier League side but will not let it affect his performances for QPR.

Meanwhile, QPR manager Chris Ramsey indicated earlier this month that he thought the striker would leave.

"We know it's a financial situation where the players, given the right offer, will probably go," he told BBC London 94.9.

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