By Dominic Toner

QPR have agreed to sign striker Idrissa Sylla, according to a report.

Sky Sports report that the Championship club have agreed a £1.75million fee with Anderlecht for the 25-year-old striker.

QPR have beaten Championship rivals Newcastle to sign the forward nicknamed ‘Waddle’ in his homeland, after drawing comparisons with Toon legend Chris Waddle for his playing style.

The Telegraph reported earlier this month that Newcastle had made an approach for Sylla as Rafa Benitez was on the search for another striker.

Newcastle have already spent £10million this summer on Dwight Gayle and he is competing with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Adam Armstrong for a starting role.

Le Mans academy graduate Sylla was on the Newcastle radar after he scored seven goals in 35 appearances last season for Anderlecht as they finished runners-up to Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League.

The Guinean international has made 19 appearances for his country, scoring four goals in the process.

Both Newcastle and QPR have endured identical starts to the new Championship season, with three wins and two defeats from the first five games of the season.

In other Newcastle transfer news, they have opened talks to sign a Premier League midfielder.