Queens Park Rangers are refusing to budge on their valuation of Eberechi Eze amid reported interest from Aston Villa and a host of other Premier League clubs.
The winger is in demand after making a name for himself in the Championship with 14 goals and eights assists in 46 appearances last season.
Villa are believed to hold an interest as they look to add new attacking options to Dean Smith’s squad for the new top-flight season.
Newly-promoted trio Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham are also said to be keen, as well as Crystal Palace and Fulham.
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QPR have already turned down a £12m bid from Palace for the 22-year-old and according to the Guardian, the Championship side are ‘determined’ to hold out for at least £16m with interest continuing to build.
Boss Mark Warburton admitted recently that he gave the winger a break from the limelight when asked why he’d been omitted from the Rs’s squad who faced Wimbledon in a pre-season friendly.
“There is a lot going on with Ebere,” Warburton said. “He has been lauded by many football people and did exceptionally well for us last season.
“But, being brutally honest, he’s an asset. Ebs knows that’s how football works. And that asset has a value. If that value is met then that asset moves on.
“But he is a QPR player, he is a very talented boy and a pleasure to have around the group. Today the right thing to do for Ebs, with lots going on, was to look after him. He is back in training on Monday morning.”