QPR set to win race for Hoilett as they fend off interest from Newcastle
21:35 GMT, 11 July 2012
QPR are close to winning the 4million battle for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett after fending off late interest from Newcastle.
The 22-year-old is out of contract but will command a compensation fee as he is under 24 and has been at Blackburn since he was 13.
Wanted man: Junior Hoilett (centre) looks set to join QPR
German club Borussia Monchengladbach wanted the Canadian but were reluctant to match wage demands of around 50,000 a week.
QPR are also monitoring Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, 20, who is due to have talks over his future today.
Blackburn are also in talks to sign Derby striker Steve Davies for around 200,000.
Davies, 24, has been on the transfer list at Pride Park since turning down a new contract in May, but his club can demand a fee after taking up the option of a 12-month extension on his deal. Ipswich are also interested.
Olympiakos are weighing up a bid for Blackburn midfielder Radosav Petrovic, 22, who has struggled to settle since last summer's 2.5m move from Partizan Belgrade.
Blackburn have offered a trial to Malaysian defender Titus James Palani, 26, who is at French third division club Nanteuil.