By Wayne Veysey

21st Jul, 2020 | 9:25am

Exclusive: Forward's £5m transfer collapses amid Leicester City & Brighton hijacks

Bright Osayi-Samuel’s transfer from QPR to Club Brugge has collapsed amid Leicester City, Brighton and Fulham hijacks, Football Insider has learned.

The forward, 22, had been granted permission from Rangers to head to Belgium to undergo a medical after they accepted a £5million bid from Brugge.

But an industry source has told Football Insider the move has fallen through at the eleventh hour after Osayi-Samuel knocked it back.

He opted against heading to the Continent for the medical and will be in the QPR squad for their final match of the season against West Brom.

The Rangers mainstay had withdrawn from the team for Saturday’s Championship clash versus Millwall, which they won 4-3.

But he is now set to finish the season at Loftus Road before deciding his future.

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That has opened the door for his other suitors, who include Premier League duo Leicester and Brighton and Championship promotion chasers Fulham.

They have let it be known they are willing to match the £5m offer from Brugge for the wide forward after being impressed by his dazzling season in the English second tiers.

Osayi-Samuel’s other previous suitors had been Leeds and Southampton, who expressed their interest during the January window.

QPR knocked back enquiries for Osayi-Samuel earlier in the year and triggered an option to extend his contract by 12 months in February.

But that deal expires in the summer of 2021.

Osayi-Samuel has had an outstanding season for Mark Warburton’s side, scoring six goals and supplying nine assists from 39 matches in all competitions.

In other Leicester City news, Football Insider can reveal the stunning plan to sign Ben White this summer.

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