EXCLUSIVE by Pete O’Rourke

Queens Park Rangers are in advanced talks to sign West Ham striker Jordan Hugill on loan, Football Insider understands.

A number of clubs have been chasing Hugill’s signature this summer with the forward out of favour at the London Stadium.

A source at the London Stadium has told Football Insider that the two London rivals are closing in on a deal which will see Hugill move across the capital for the 2018/19 campaign.

Wigan were close to signing Hugill earlier this month only for the move to fall down at the eleventh hour and now QPR have moved in to bring Hugill to Loftus Road.

Hugill joined West Ham from Preston for £8million during the winter transfer window in 2018, but he has made only three first-team appearances for the Hammers.

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The 27-year-old spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, where he scored seven goals in 41 appearances for the club.

QPR have been looking to bolster their attack this summer and they see Hugill as someone who can add goals to their side next season.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that a forward has agreed a four-year deal to secure a permanent transfer away from the Irons.