QPR closing in on £3.5m wantaway West Ham star

Queens Park Rangers are ready to meet the £3.5million release clause in Mohamed Diame’s contract, according to Goal.

The West Ham midfielder has made no secret of his desire to the leave the club following a frustrating campaign last term, which saw him forced to play a more of a wide role under Sam Allardyce.

Diame, 27, has admitted in the past that it would be “a dream come true” to join a top-six club in the Premier League, and even spoke of his disappointment when a move to Liverpool broke down before he joined the Hammers two summers ago.

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The relatively small release clause has had him linked with a move to the likes of Liverpool and Tottenham over the last eighteen months, although neither have moved to active the clause.

QPR chief Harry Redknapp is still in the market for reinforcements ahead of the club’s first season back in the Premier League following promotion.

And West Ham are thought to be prepared to cash in on the Senegalese international following the arrival of Anderlecht’s Cheikhou Kouyate last month.

The midfielder could become QPR’s fifth summer acquisition of the summer, following Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Jordon Mutch and Mauricio Isla.

Diame has scored seven goals in 74 first-team appearances for the Hammers.