QPR striker Charlie Austin could be in the Hoops starting line up against Charlton in their Sky Bet Championship opener.

Injury had cast doubt over whether the forward would be available for the fixture on Saturday, August 8, but it’s thought the Addicks may now have to face the talented player.

That’s unless the likes of West Ham hold off on making concrete moves to secure his services.

Austin has been heavily linked with a move away from QPR this summer with Newcastle also reportedly interested.

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Hoops head coach Chris Ramsey recently told the BBC the 26-year-old and fellow QPR player Leroy Fer were likely to leave the club in the summer transfer window despite his desire to hang on to them.

Ramsey told BBC London: “People are very interested.

“We know it’s a financial situation where the players, given the right offer, will probably go. Selfishly, I hope nobody comes in for them.”

However, the stumbling block remains price with the QPR keen to hold out for £15million in the case of Austin.