Charlie Austin’s future could remain up in the air until transfer deadline day, says QPR defender Clint Hill

QPR striker Charlie Austin's future remains up in the air

QPR striker Charlie Austin's future remains up in the air - Credit: EMPICS Sport

QPR defender Clint Hill fears the transfer saga surrounding Charlie Austin may not be resolved until deadline day.

Both players found the net as Rangers squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Cardiff City on Saturday evening.

And veteran centre-half Hill conceded he didn’t know if that would be the last goal Austin would score for the club, with the situation regarding his future continuing to drag on.

Hill explained: “Every day Charlie seems to be going or staying - and it could come down to the last day of the transfer window.

“He’s in a difficult situation, and in the press every day and has a lot of attention on him, and he doesn’t quite what the future’s going to be.

“It is unsettling for him, but hopefully while he’s here he’ll bang a few more in for us.

“If he does leave us tomorrow, he’s still done brilliantly for us.”

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Leicester remain the only club to have made a formal bid for Austin this summer, with the £12million offer tabled by the Foxes instantly turned down by the Rangers hierarchy.

The west London side are demanding £15million if they are to part with the 26-year-old, who has a year left on his current deal. Rangers are considering offering the striker a new contract on much improved terms if he remains at Loftus Road beyond the current transfer window.

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