QPR risk missing out on Newcastle United winger Wayne Routledge.

The Mirror says Leicester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is trying to hijack Routledge's £1.5 million move to newly-promoted QPR.

Eriksson is ready to pay the cash for the winger who helped Rangers win the Championship during a loan spell but has yet to tie up a permanent move.

The Foxes are spending freely and can pay the fee and pick up Routledge's wages, which is a package that Rangers are struggling to match in their current financial state.

Boss Neil Warnock is being frustrated by the club's failure to land targets amid rumblings of potential takeovers - and losing Routledge would be a blow to him.

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