x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Mark Hughes pushing for new signings at Queens Park Rangers

New manager wants Ben Foster and Bobby Zamora, while Neduma Onuoha is joining from Manchester City.

Mark Hughes is looking for new signings as he attempts to prevent QPR's relegation from the Premier League.
Mark Hughes is looking for new signings as he attempts to prevent QPR's relegation from the Premier League.

New Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is pushing to sign an England international goalkeeper and striker in his attempt to keep the club in the Premier League. Hughes wants to extract Ben Foster from a loan deal at West Brom by offering Birmingham £5million, and has asked for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora.

A fee has been agreed for Manchester City's versatile defender Nedum Onuoha, who QPR plan to pair with Blackburn's Chris Samba. The powerful Nigeria left back Taye Taiwo has agreed to join on loan from Olympique Marseille. Though Sao Paulo forward Henrique is expected to be acquired on loan, Hughes regards the 20-year-old as a long-term prospect rather than the player to deliver the goals to avoid relegation and also wants a proven scorer like Zamora.

Hughes is also pushing QPR co-owner to make an improved offer for Tottenham's out-of-favour midfielder Steven Pienaar. There has been frustration at the slow pace with which transfer business has been conducted at QPR with the club's ability to negotiate deals compromised by co-owner Tony Fernandes' location in Malaysia, eight hours ahead of London.