QPR are considering a move to bring Northern Irish striker Kyle Lafferty back to Britain, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The lanky forward starred for Rangers between 2008-2012, and is now plying his trade in Italy with Palermo.

Lafferty netted an impressive 11 goals in 34 outings for the Serie B side last term – his first campaign since joining them from Sion – helping them to top the division and seal an immediate return to the top tier.

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This has alerted Harry Redknapp, who is keen to bolster his squad after the Super Hoops’ recent play-off success.

Wembley hero Bobby Zamora and veteran forward Andrew Johnson are both set to be out of contract soon, and Lafferty is seen as a good replacement.

The 6ft. 4” 26-year-old has the physical presence to suit Premier League action, and could form a promising partnership with Charlie Austin – who is expected to lead the line for the Londoners after starring in the Championship.

A move for Lafferty may also indicate a willingness to avoid ageing players on big salaries, which has been a hallmark of the Loftus Road side’s recent dealings.