QPR have agreed a £3 million fee with Manchester City for the transfer of Nedum Onuoha.
However, former England Under-21 international Onuoha is yet to agree personal terms and the deal could yet fall through.
New QPR manager Mark Hughes is desperate to bring in new players to help stave off relegation but so far has failed to land Alex from Chelsea and Henrique Almeida from Sao Paulo.
The Alex deal broke down due to wage demands and the same problem might affect Onuoha's move after the QPR agreed a £2.75 million transfer which could rise to over £3 million with the add ons.
Onuoha is already paid around £60,000-a-week at City, which is big problem for QPR and indeed other potential suitors.