QPR are closing on a deal for Reading goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The Mirror says Harry Redknapp is closing in on a deal for Reading's £6million-rated keeper McCarthy.

Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp wants a new keeper to challenge Rob Green for the No 1 jersey.

Former England Under-21 keeper McCarthy is one of the most highly rated prospects in the country and Reading fear they will lose him this summer.

Arsenal enquired about McCarthy, 24, this summer but were put off by the £6m price tag but the keeper must surely be tempted by a move back to the Premier League to boost his England prospects.

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