QPR are confident winning the race for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker.

Crystal Palace have also met the asking price for the England international.

Caulker's contract with Cardiff contains a relegation release clause, meaning he is free to leave the club for a fee thought to be in the region of £8million.

QPR have met that price along with Palace and Southampton, whose Croatia defender Dejan Lovren is still wanted by Liverpool.

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