Forward confirms talks with English club.
Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers and Championship side Leeds United are battling to sign giant striker Habib Habibou, who has admitted his future lies in England.
Habibou, who hails from the Central African Republic but has a French passport, has spent a brief spell on trial at both clubs during the winter break in the Belgian top flight in which he plays for Zulte Waregem.
The 25-year-old, who has also had a spell on trial at Brighton in the past, is not expected to move in the January transfer window but a deal is likely to be signed this month, according to Sky Sports.
“I am talking with a club in England but nothing is decided yet,” said Habibou, who has scored six times in 13 games for Zulte Waregem in the Belgian league this season. “I am still open to discussion. I would love to play in England and my first choice is to move to England.”
The transfer may be clouded, however, by not knowing which division QPR will be playing in next season with the Loftus Road club sitting in the Premier League relegation zone with 16 games of the season remaining.
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