New buyers for QPR?

Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers may be on the verge of a change of ownership.QPR, who won the Championship last season to win promotion to the English Premier League, released a statement on their official website on Thursday announcing that the club was in talks with a potential new buyer.

Current owners Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore have received much criticism from the club’s support during the off-season, with the pair seemingly reluctant to spend on the squad.

The only new arrivals at Loftus Road have been striker Jay Bothroyd and midfielder Kieron Dyer, who were both free transfers.

Ecclestone and Briatore also markedly raised the club’s ticket prices in a move which further angered the fans.

But that might all be about to change, with the Italian duo entering into negotiations over the club’s future.

The statement confirmed that the potential buyer was not the same one that had showed interest in March.

“The Company has entered into preliminary discussions with a different party,” the statement said.

“Accordingly the Company confirms that is it no longer in an offer period. We will be making no further comment at stage.”