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QPR looking for new goalkeeper after Green error

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes has responded to his side’s heavy opening day defeat by entering the transfer market for a new goalkeeper, the Daily Mirror has reported. The move comes after the new QPR custodian, England international Robert Green, allowed Swansea City’s first goal to tamely evade his dive on route to a 5-0 loss.

 

Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc, currently a free agent after leaving Fiorentina, is said to be the man Hughes has lined up. Green only moved to Loftus Road this summer after his West Ham contract expired. The former Norwich City stopper spent six years at Upton Park, but the Mirror suggests his position as the R’s No. 1 could be under threat after barely six weeks.

While the newspaper is not claiming Green will be dropped by Hughes for his part in the home defeat, it is thought that Hughes is keen to draft in someone to challenge Green for his starting spot. QPR’s only other senior goalkeeper is 38-year-old Radek Cerny.

 
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West Ham offer Wolves £10m for winger Matt Jarvis

By Ben Smith BBC Sport

West Ham have made a fourth bid, worth a potential £10m, for Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Matt Jarvis.

Wolves have turned down three previous bids from the Hammers, but are considering the latest offer which would see them receive £7m up front.

Further add-ons would take the package beyond Wolves’ £10m asking price.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has been tracking Jarvis, 26, all summer and is now hopeful of completing a deal before Saturday’s trip to Swansea City.

Matt Jarvis facts & figures

Born: 22 May, 1986

Clubs: Gillingham (2003-2007) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (2007-present day)

Appearances for Wolves: 175 (21 goals)

International caps: 1

Jarvis played in Wolves’ 3-1 win over Barnsley on Tuesday night, but after the match manager Stale Solbakken was phlegmatic.

“It’s on the top political level now because every player has a valuation and if that valuation is matched I’m in the discussion,” he said.

“It’s not my money so someone will make a final decision. I don’t know if the two clubs are still talking.

“I’ve had my say and the final call will be taken. We do it together and we’ll do the best for Wolverhampton.”

Steven Fletcher is also edging closer to completing his protracted transfer to Sunderland, with discussions continuing on a deal that could eventually be worth £15m.

The Scotland international has been left in limbo as the two clubs have haggled over a fee but it is understood that a compromise could be reached in the next 24 hours.

Fletcher handed in a transfer request earlier this month after Wolves turned down a series of bids from Sunderland.

 
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