7. Newcastle to prepare fresh bid for Charlie Austin
Newcastle is ready to increase their bid for QPR’s star forward Charlie Austin if they get some assurance about his shoulder injury.
Newcastle is unwilling to meet QPR’s £15 million asking price for Austin, whose 18 goals could not save Rangers from relegation from the Premier League and will offer only about £13.25 million.
Betting on Austin was suspended by Sky Bet as the move to Newcastle edges closer.