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QPR Move Closer To Signing Jimmy Bullard As Club Suspend Him For Two Weeks

KC Stadium star could be on his way to Loftus Road.

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Queens Park Rangers have moved a step closer to signing Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard on-loan after the Yorkshire club suspended him for two weeks.

The 32-year-old has been told to stay away from the club for a breach of discipline on the club’s pre-season tour to Slovenia.

Local press reports Bullard was told the news on Monday after returning from the trip with his team-mates and cannot train until August 1, four days before their first Championship game against Blackpool.

The Tigers said in a statement said: “Hull City AFC can confirm that Jimmy Bullard has been suspended pending an inquiry into recent events.

“The club will be completing the investigation before making any further comment.”

The former Fulham midfielder has never settled at Hull since becoming the club’s record £5million signing in January 2009.

A knee injury sustained on his debut led to him missing the rest of the season and the club were relegated to the Championship the season after.

With two years remaining on a contract worth £45,000 a week – an unsustainable wage in English football’s second tier – Pearson has made no secret of his desire to move Bullard on to pastures new.

He spent three months on loan at Ipswich Town last season and made such an impression that he earned the Supporters’ Player of the Year award.

Bullard would welcome a permanent move to Portman Road but his wage demands are thought to have made the transfer unlikely.

A season-long loan to Celtic broke down last year when Hull accused the player of making “absolutely ridiculous financial demands”.

His relationship with Hull has broken down and he seems unlikely to play for them again, with the Tigers accepting they may be forced to pay a contribution to his wages to facilitate such a move.

Neil Warnock has previously stated his interest in bringing Bullard to QPR and a loan move could benefit all parties.

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