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All the talk in the Premiership is about big name strikers this summer with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea all after a player they hope will bring them the goals they need to win the title next season.

Cavani, Higuain, Benzema, Falcao are just some of the names being talked about, and all of them will cost not only huge amounts to sign, but also come with very large £200,000 plus per-week wage demands.

Meanwhile while the Premiership big boys look for their marquee signing clubs like West Ham and Newcastle United are hoping they are so consumed with signing a big name they will overlook Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin who is almost 100% certain to move from Loftus Road this summer.

The 25-year-old Englishman scored 18-goals for QPR last season, but it was not enough to keep them from being relegated, but it was enough to prove that Austin is more than capable of playing at the top level and has scored the goals to prove it.

Austin will probably be sold for somewhere between £10 and £20 million with Chelsea lining him up as a target should they fail to agree terms with Radamel Falcao on a season long loan, but should another top club come into the picture Austin would probably sign for them as he knows a move to Chelsea will involve most of his time watching the match from the bench.

When speaking about a move the newly capped England international said: “I feel like I’ve worked hard enough this season for QPR to try to be a Premier League player, but at the moment I’ve still got a year left at QPR.

“I’ll sit down with my family and my agent. I’ll speak to Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand and tell them my thoughts and they’ll tell me their thoughts.

“After these two weeks, I’ll sit down with the club, but I just want to be fully focused on these next two weeks with England.”