By Wayne Veysey

30th Jul, 2020 | 11:33am

Exclusive: Middlesbrough & Swansea in talks with 28yo who has just quit QPR

Swansea and Middlesbrough are in talks to sign former Queens Park Rangers captain Grant Hall, Football Insider understands.

The 28-year-old is a free agent after he turned down a new deal at Loftus Road earlier this year.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that both Swansea and Middlesbrough have held talks with the player’s representatives over a summer move.

Hall ended a five-year association with QPR this month but looks set to remain in the Championship.

The centre-half made 30 appearances last season and scored an impressive five goals in a Mark Warburton side that finished 13th.

The Hoops boss could be starring at a summer exodus with Jordan Hugill returning to West Ham and Eberechi Eze attracting much interest from the Premier League.

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Middlesbrough are in desperate need of a centre-back this summer after the long-serving Daniel Ayala left upon the expiration of his contract.

Hall, who can play at right-back and defensive midfield, is seen by Neil Warnock as the ideal replacement for the Spanish defender.

Swansea’s dreams of promotion were crushed last night as they lost 3-1 to Brentford having carried a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

Swans boss Steve Cooper is firmly in the market for a centre-half this summer with Mike van der Hoorn out of contract.

The centre-back has before spoke of his want to play at the highest level and a summer exit from the Liberty Stadium could be on the cards.

Hall, who signed for Premier League side Spurs at the age of 20, would offer both clubs a wealth of experience at next to no fee.

In other QPR news, it can be REVEALED that Derby and Millwall have joined the race to sign giant forward as bids tabled.

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