Bobby Zamora has been left disillusioned with life at Fulham after being left out of the side that lost 2-0 at Swansea over the weekend.
The England forward’s unsettlement has put top-flight clubs on red alert, as Alex McLeish has reportedly shown an interest in bringing him to Aston Villa, whilst Everton are also keen to bolster their striking options.
However, neither seem to have the financial muscle that QPR do.
Along with this, a move to the Loftus Road outfit would not necessitate an upheaval for the player, whose preference would be to stay in London.
Should they be able to pull off this transfer, it would be difficult to see a side featuring Zamora in addition to the likes of Joey Barton, Luke Young, Alejandro Faurlin and an in-form Heidar Helguson struggling to any great extent to avoid relegation.
Tony Fernandes seems a patient owner who is willing to back his manager in the transfer market, and therefore the London side would look ahead of the chasing pack in the race to bring Zamora to the club.
Whilst initially lambasted for the fact he did not score enough goals after joining Fulham, the imposing striker has enjoyed an average of one goal every three games over the past three seasons, and has an impressive overall record of 166 goals in 364 games.
He left Tottenham under the stewardship of Martin Jol in the past, and the fact that another rift appears to have developed between the pair makes it look almost certain that his days at Craven Cottage are numbered, despite his status as a crowd favourite there.
Where his next destination is remains to be seen, but Zamora’s improvement over the past few seasons has made his signature one so coveted, that it could be the difference between staying up and going down for a club like QPR.
It would be a blow to Fulham though and their odds of 12/1 to be relegated could be worth looking into.