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Tottenham transfer target wants Premier League move

Queens Park Rangers forward Charlie Austin has admitted that he is keen to return to the Premier League, amidst interest from Tottenham Hotspur and a whole host of other EPL teams.

The striker impressed in the top flight last season, but was unable to help the Hoops avoid the drop, and the west London side struggled under Harry Redknapp, before relegation was confirmed under Chris Ramsey.

Over the summer, the forward has been linked to various EPL sides, although as the new season gets underway, he remains a QPR player.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the Rs’ 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Saturday, the English forward has admitted that he is desperate to get back to the top flight.

“I don’t know to be honest,” the striker began, when asked what the future held for him.

“Like I’ve said the whole way through, I’m here to play and I’ll leave that to my agent and the owners of the football club and whatever they decide will be.

“I’m focussed on the job in hand. Every player wants to play in the Premier League and I would be lying if I said I didn’t want to be there, but I’ve got to work hard while I’m at QPR and try my best.”

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are keen on the forward, and could meet the west London side’s £15 million asking price.

The same source notes that Newcastle United, another of Austin’s suitors, are baulking at the current fee demanded by QPR, and look like being priced out of a move unless Hoopes chief Tony Fernandes decides to lower his asking price.

The Liverpool Echo also note that Everton are eyeing the forward, although the Blues may yet face competition from their city rivals Liverpool.

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Earlier in the summer, the Daily Star reported that both the Reds and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea were also keen on the attacker, although it remains to be seen whether either side retain an interest in the striker.

Finally, Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa have also been linked to Austin, according to local Birmingham paper the Express and Star.

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