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QPR midfielder set for West Brom medical on Friday

Will Sandro remain fit for West Brom? Credit: PA

West Brom have agreed a loan fee with QPR that would see Sandro move to the Hawthorns until the summer.

The Brazilian midfielder has been plagued by injuries since leaving Spurs for the Super Hoops in September 2014.

He is expected to undergo a medical in the West Midlands today and could be available for West Brom's Premier League fixture against Swansea on February 2nd.

QPR replace Charlie Austin with Conor Washington

Washington goes straight into QPR's squad for the visit of Wolves. Credit: PA

QPR have completed the signing of striker Conor Washington from Peterborough United, for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £2.5m.

The news comes just three days after they confirmed the departure of top goalscorer Charlie Austin, who has joined Premier League Southampton for £4m.

Washington, 23, has already scored 15 goals in 31 appearances for Posh in all competitions this season, including ten in League One.

He will go straight into Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's squad for Saturday's Championship fixture against Wolves at Loftus Road.

Speaking to QPR's official website, the former non-league man said:

I feel I've improved as a player over the last 18 months. My mentality has changed and I'm a better player for it. But I also feel there's a lot more to come from me and I believe I can properly go on to fulfil my potential at QPR.

I know I've still got a long way to go in my development but I'm relishing the chance to prove my worth. I've proved I can do it at every level I've played at so far, so I don't see any reason why I can't do it here with QPR. I can’t wait to pull on the QPR shirt and show the fans what I’m capable of.

– QPR striker Conor Washington


Liverpool trying to rush through Caulker deal so he can play against Arsenal

Liverpool are racing to push through Steven Caulker's loan move in time for him to be available for Wednesday's visit of Arsenal.

Press Association Sport understands the QPR centre-back, who has been on loan at Southampton, has returned to Loftus Road to thrash out a short-term deal - subject to a medical - for him to move to Anfield.

Klopp wants Caulker in as soon as possible. Credit: PA

Reds officials are trying to complete the paperwork before the midday deadline in order to register the 24-year-old so he is eligible to go straight into the squad should he be required.

Any medical would then have to be done on Merseyside and with the players training late this afternoon there is even the possibility Caulker could link up with his new team-mates at Melwood today.

Caulker has made just eight appearances for Southampton - the last of which came against Liverpool in last month's 6-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final defeat - but only one of those has been a Premier League start back in August.

Liverpool set to sign England defender on loan

Caulker is set to move to Anfield. Credit: PA

Liverpool are set to complete a deal to sign Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker on loan until the end of the season, according to reports.

The England man has been on loan at Southampton this season but a lack of playing time means Liverpool are hoping that arrangement can be cancelled and he can move to Anfield for the remainder of the campaign.

Caulker's last appearance for Southampton was, ironically, against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup when they were thrashed 6-1.

Manager Jurgen Klopp currently has Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren sidelined by hamstring injuries and although fellow centre-backs Kolo Toure (cramp) and Mamadou Sakho (knee) both look likely to be fit for Wednesday's visit of Arsenal, the German feels he needs more cover.

QPR reappoint sacked manager as Technical Director

Ramsey has returned to QPR as Technical Director. Credit: PA

QPR have appointed former manager Chris Ramsey as technical director.

The 53-year-old was sacked by the club in November, being replaced by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but has returned to Loftus Road.

Ramsey was in charge of Rangers between February and November last year, winning nine of his 32 games as they were relegated from the Premier League last season.

And director of football Les Ferdinand revealed Ramsey had a clause in his contract which paved the way for his comeback.

Ferdinand told the club's official site:

Whilst we were disappointed things didn't work out with Chris at first team level earlier in the season, we were determined to retain his services at QPR.

As such, we actually put a clause in his contract which allowed us to retain Chris's services in a player-development role should things not work out for him as head coach.

Chris knows academy football inside-out and having put the building blocks in place for a lot of the good restructuring work that's been done here over the past 11 months, he can come in and make an instant impact in an environment he has helped build.

– QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand
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