Queens Park Rangers bid 7m for Nikica Jelavic Rangers

QPR make first move in Jelavic chase with 7m bid for Rangers striker

QPR have made a 7million bid for Rangers striker Nikica Jelavic.

Rangers manager Ally McCoist confirmed an offer had been placed prior to Wednesday”s Old Firm game.

Impressive: Nikica Jelavic has been amongst the goals at Rangers

Impressive: Nikica Jelavic has been amongst the goals at Rangers

He said: “Somebody at the club had mentioned it to me before kick-off, which was all I needed, to be frank.”

West Bromwich Albion manager Roy Hodgson was in the crowd for the game as was Everton manager David Moyes but both clubs would struggle to match QPR”s offer let alone Rangers” 10m valuation.

Jelavic moved to Rangers in a 4million deal with Rapid Vienna in the summer of 2010 and has scored 28 goals in 43 appearances for the side.

In the market: QPR boss Neil Warnock looks set to be busy in January

In the market: QPR boss Neil Warnock looks set to be busy in January

Sunderland and Liverpool have also been linked with the 26-year-old who is enjoying the best goal-scoring spell in his career but McCoist added: “What will happen, will happen.”

Meanwhile, Neil Warnock has added Aston Villa”s James Collins to his list of potential defensive targets with Blackburn”s Chris Samba also figuring.