Queens Park Rangers boss Chris Ramsey has effectively baited Newcastle United and other potential suitors to make a "firm offer" in their pursuit of Charlie Austin. The striker's future has been the source of continued speculation this summer, but as of yet Austin - who scored 18 goals in the Barclays Premier League last season - has remained in west London due to the fact nobody has met their £15 million valuation. Austin started QPRs 2-0 opening-day defeat to Charlton Athletic but that could potentially be his final game for the club, with Newcastle tipped as a potential destination. And when asked about Austin future, Ramsey said (The Chronicle):
"If a club wants him and come in and make firm offers, and if the owners think its the right offer, then hell go. "All were looking for is a firm offer to get this thing sorted one way or another. "We havent had any firm offers for Charlie and as far as were concerned hes a QPR player and will want to do his best to get his goalscoring tally up to where it was last year."
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