QPR’s transfer hopes dashed

QPR have failed in their attempts to sign Brazilian striker Henrique, as the player has been refused a work permit.

The Loftus Road club are on the warpath in this month’s transfer window, and had hoped to bring the 20-year-old to England to bolster their attacking options.

Despite agreeing a fee with the forward’s club Sao Paulo, the Brazil under-20’s star will not move to London due to complications in registration.

“He didn’t get a work permit for various reasons,” a QPR spokesman told reporters.

The news will not have been a huge surprise for Mark Hughes’ men, as Henrique is yet to represent his nation at senior level.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports have stated that Taye Taiwo has completed a loan move to QPR from AC Milan.

The Nigeria international left back had been speculated as a potential target for Hughes, with negotiations over a deal underway last week.

Taiwo has had limited opportunities in Italy since moving to the San Siro from Marseille back in the summer, and will hope to get his career back on track with a short-term spell in the Premier League.

By Gareth McKnight