By Tom Blackburn

Former Tottenham midfielder Sandro is to be axed by current club QPR after returning to pre-season training late and overweight.

Manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has revealed his frustration with the Brazil international and explained that he is not in a fit state to play.

QPR start their new Championship campaign on Sunday against Leeds at Elland Road and Hasselbaink made it clear that the 27-year-old does not have a future at the club.

Get West London claim QPR are keen to offload Sandro, who is on wages of £40,000-a-week.

Asked what the latest situation was with Sandro, Hasselbaink told Get West London: “He’s still here. Sandro was allowed to come back a week later. He came eight days later – one day too late.

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“He was not in the capacity or state to train with us so he started with the U21s and at this moment he’s back training with the first team.

“He’s not considered for Sunday. I’ve got four midfielders and I see them before him. Sandro’s situation is unique.

“I know about his pedigree and what he has done before and we are going in a different direction and he knows his future is not here.

“If he’s here on September 1 that’s what it is. Those are things that happen and we will have to see what we can do.”

Sandro made 106 appearances for Tottenham between 2010 and 2014 and was a regular for Brazil at one point before his career nosedived and he joined QPR for just over £6million.

He has 18 caps for his national side, with the most recent appearance against Japan towards the end of 2012.

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