Transfer Talk – Judge again linked with QPR

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According to The Sun on Sunday, QPR are eyeing Town star Alan Judge. The QPR boss Mark Warburton, who managed Judge at Brentford, is viewing the Irish international as a replacement for Luke Freeman, if the one-time Arsenal youngster moves on this summer.

However, it would be a huge surprise if Town did allow Judge to leave, having signed the midfielder to a new two-year deal in April, with Lambert set to build his promotion pushing team around the Irish international.

There are contradictory reports that Judge has a clause in his contract that would allow any Championship club to buy the midfielder for a set price. If this is true, with QPR’s ongoing battle with FFP it remains highly unlikely they will be able to raise the funds to meet any clause in the contract.

Elsewhere, Bristol City and Millwall are reported to be set to bid £3 million to Barnsley for ex-Town striker Kieffer Moore.

Moore is one of a number of former Blues who Town could financially benefit from, if any move materialises, with Town due 10% on any profit made when Moore moved to Barnsley for £750,000 in January 2018.

Another tabloid is linking Millwall with a £1m move for Sunderland keeper Jon McLaughlin. Any potential deal with McLaughlin would almost certainly end any interest in Town keeper Bialkowski, with Millwall already singing keeper Frank Fielding from Bristol City last week.

Former Blue Trevoh Chalobah, could be set for another year on loan in the Championship with West Brom having had a loan bid for Chelsea player accepted.