Chris Ramsey says that he hopes there is interest in buying Charlie Austin in January.

The QPR boss believes that if this is the case then it will mean the striker has done well for Rangers on the Championship.

If offers comes in the Ramsey says that the club would have to assess where they are at in the new year, with clearly the likelihood of promotion at that time being the key factor.

Recent days have seen much written about Charlie Austin’s quote that he’d knocked back a Premier League club in the summer because it wasn’t right for him or his family.

Various media suggested it was Newcastle United he was talking about but they appeared to overlook the fact that Leicester did make a £12m offer in the summer, which QPR instantly rejected.

Chris Ramsey says though that he is ‘happily flabbergasted’ that no club matched Rangers’ valuation  this summer.

No doubt there will be a number of clubs looking at a potential bargain in January but whether Newcastle United are one of those looks very likely to hinge on how our current strikers and indeed the team overall, do in the meantime.

Chris Ramsey:

“We hope we do have speculation (about a move for Charlie Austin) because it shows he’s done well, and he scores a hatful of goals and we find it difficult to keep him.

“But right now, we’re looking short and medium-term. We’ll see how success goes for us, and then look at the next transfer window.

“Everyone has got their price but I’m happily flabbergasted that no one met ours in the last window.”