West London latest: QPR after Spurs midfielder, Magath aims for 'top-half' of the Premier League

Lewis Holtby

The latest transfer news and views from Queens Park Rangers and Fulham.

QPR

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to let Lewis Holtby go - and QPR are interested in the midfielder, according to the Daily Mail.

The German, who spent some of last season on loan at Fulham, is said to be considered surplus to requirements by new boss Mauricio Pochettino and the Rs could be set to pounce.

Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Alejandro Faurlin started in a midfield three for Harry Redknapp in the 1-0 defeat to Hull City yesterday and the QPR boss reportedly wants new midfielders.

That interest in the midfield area has also sparked speculation that Norwich City's Leroy Fer has almost completed a move to Loftus Road.

According to West London Sport, the Netherlands midfielder is nearing a move to the Rs, with Kolbeinn Sigthorsson also closing in on joining Redknapp's squad.

Fulham

Felix Magath is staying positive after losing his first two games of the Championship campaign at Fulham.

So much so that the 61-year-old is targeting a top-half finish... in the Premier League.

The Cottagers boss was addressing reporters after his side's 1-0 loss at home to Millwall and insists he is building a squad for the future.

Fulham lost their Championship opener to Ipswich Town and now face Wolves on Wednesday night.

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"Our philosophy has its strengths and weaknesses, if you work with young players," Magath said. "And I will do, because I'm trying to prepare this club not only to be promoted to the Premier League but also to be in the top half.

"I decided to take young players into the squad this season and I'm very happy with them and how they worked. I hope they go on working and will not be too disappointed, losing confidence. I'm sure we will develop with this team and make our point. Today if we had scored it is sure we would have won the game."

Is Magath being realistic?

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