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QPR transfer news: Rs make enquiry for Brentford skipper Jake Bidwell

PUBLISHED: 16:00 23 May 2016 | UPDATED: 14:07 24 May 2016

Brentford defender Jake Bidwell could make the short move across west London to rivals QPR this summer

Brentford defender Jake Bidwell could make the short move across west London to rivals QPR this summer

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QPR have stepped up their interest in Brentford captain Jake Bidwell.

The left-back, who has made more than 200 appearances for the Bees since 2011, only has a year left to run on his current deal at Griffin Park

The Times understands that their west London neighbours have identified the former Everton youngster as one of their primary targets this summer and have now made an official enquiry regarding his services.

If a move materialises it would cause uproar among Bees supporters, in a situation similar to when former Brentford favourite Martin Rowlands left to join QPR back in the summer of 2003.

Brentford are keen to tie down Bidwell to a long-term extension on his deal, but there has been no movement on those discussions in the past week, with Championship rivals Wolves also keeping tabs on Bidwell’s situation.

Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is keen to bolster his options in that area, with Jack Robinson having only come back from a serious long-term knee injury, and sees the 23-year-old as an ideal player to boost his squad ahead of a push for promotion next season.

Nine players have already departed Loftus Road this summer, most notably long-serving duo Clint Hill and Alejandro Faurlin, with Rangers’ director of football Les Ferdinand recently admitting that the club are set for another busy summer.

Elsewhere, as revealed by the Times earlier this year, QPR are continuing to monitor the progress of Wycombe defender Aaron Pierre, who has been offered a contract extension by the Chairboys.

QPR are also keen on a move for Huddersfield defender Joel Lynch, who like Pierre and Bidwell, has just a year left on his current contract.

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