QPR fail to make another landmark signing

After the club heard that they would not be signing Sao Paulo midfielder Henrique this month, QPR have been dealt a second blow in as many days with the knowledge that Chelsea defender Alex will also not be making the move to Loftus Road.

Henrique was being pegged to move to the West London outfit on a loan deal with the view to a £5m permanent move in the summer depending on whether or not the Hoops stayed up this season.

However, complications with the Brazilian’s work permit meant that a move could not materialize.

The bad news hasn’t ended there though as the youngster’s compatriot, Alex, failed to agree personal terms with Rangers and will not sign with the club.

The centre-back handed in a transfer request in December and was swiftly placed on the transfer market with an asking price of £2.5m, which QPR were quick to meet.

Personal terms came in the way of any agreement however and although salary isn’t expected to have been the issue, the defender is thought to be looking for a move to a bigger club.

Alex’s preference is to move back to former side Santos but the side aren’t expected to be able to match the high wages of the 29 year-old.

Under Tony Fernandes’ six month old ownership, QPR have shown huge ambition in the transfer market and the collapse of both these moves won’t deter the side from using their reported £25m January transfer kitty from making some big moves later on this month.

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