It could be a big summer at Loftus Road as Queens Park Rangers re-enter the transfer market.
The Hoops were restricted by a transfer embargo in January after breaching Financial Fair Play regulation.
However it’s reported that attention has now turned to the summer transfer window and strengthening the thread-bare QPR squad.
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Steve McClaren’s side are one of a number of teams tracking Wigan Athletic star Gavin Massey.
The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning that from June 1 he’ll be able to openly negotiate with interested parties from domestic rivals.
The Latics are keen to keep hold of Massey as they continue contract talks in an attempt to get him to stay at the DW Stadium, but with Nottingham Forest also reportedly keen, they could face an uphill battle.
The Mail report that Massey would like to stay at Wigan, but that could change if they fail to retain their Championship status at the end of the season.
It remains to be seen whether QPR’s reported interest is substantial, but based on their current situation it could be a move that makes sense.
As well as needing reinforcements on the wing, the fact that Massey could be available on a free transfer would be hugely appealing for the Hoops.
QPR remain under pressure to comply with FFP regulations moving forward, meaning that any players coming into Loftus Road this summer are likely to be free transfers, loans or players available for a substantially reduced price.
Massey certainly fits the bill, and it’ll be interesting to see whether QPR’s reported interest materialises into anything concrete.