Norwich City have enquired about Charlie Austin, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror understands that there has been no bid but that City have made contact with QPR in the last week and proposed a package totalling £14m but that Rangers have refused to budge on their £15m valuation.
Norwich are in the market for a new striker and the whole world knows that, after a succession of knock backs in the search for more firepower.
So far QPR have received only two bids for Austin, who scored 18 Premier League goals last season and was the subject of comments from West Ham co-owner David Sullivan this week. Sullivan suggested Austin has knee problems that are so severe that he is not a realistic transfer prospect for other clubs.
Austin responded by denying this publicly and it’s safe to say he won’t be moving to Upton Park anytime soon.
Of course, we would all love a striker like Austin but at £15m he probably is out of our price range. That supposed ‘£14m package’ would most likely be made up of add ons and bonuses based on team and player performance over a lengthy period of time – that’s assuming we made such an enquiry at all.
Oh well, on to the next one…