Manchester United are in danger of missing out on Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin, with Newcastle United boss Steve McLaren keen to make a move for the striker in January.
Austin was expected to remain in the Premier League following QPR’s relegation from the English top flight, with Manchester United heavily linked with the England international.
McLaren confirmed the club are ready to make a move for the 26-year-old during the winter transfer window.
“He’s been on the radar here from the second half of last season, stayed on it during the summer and he will still be on the radar in January,” McLaren is quoted as saying by The Guardian.
Newcastle were keen to sign Austin during the summer but baulked at QPR’s reported £15m valuation of the player.
According to The Guardian, QPR dropped its asking price to £12m but Newcastle still felt the price was too high despite Austin scoring 18 times in the Premier League last term.
Newcastle have endured a poor start to the season and will go into Monday’s clash with West Ham United winless after four matches.
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