QPR: Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer 'will probably leave'

Charlie Austin and Leroy Fer
Austin and Fer are considered two of QPR's most saleable assets

QPR striker Charlie Austin and midfielder Leroy Fer are likely to leave the club in the summer transfer window, according to boss Chris Ramsey.

The pair sat out QPR's pre-season friendly against Atalanta on Sunday.

Both have been heavily linked with moves away from Loftus Road following QPR's relegation to the Championship.

"People are very interested. We know it's a financial situation where the players, given the right offer, will probably go," he told BBC London 94.9.

However, Ramsey would like the club - who have five Championship fixtures and a League Cup tie before the transfer window closes on 1 September - to hold on to the pair for as long as possible, so they can play a part in their early-season fixtures.

"Selfishly, I hope nobody comes in for them," added Ramsey.

"Whoever's in the building and can help needs to be on hand. What is happening is that the players are training very hard to get fit for the beginning of the season and if they're fit they'll feature."

Austin, 24, signed a three-year deal when he joined QPR from Burnley in 2013 and scored 18 goals last season in the Premier League, earning a call-up to the England squad.

Holland midfielder Fer, 25, joined for £8m from Norwich at the start of last term, during which he scored six goals for the club.

Ramsey confirmed that any additions to his squad would depend on Fer and Austin leaving.

"I've probably got three-quarters of the squad I want but we do need some more players," he said.

"We need maybe three or four defenders but I imagine a few managers in the league are saying the same thing."

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