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£3m Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and West Brom target is 'not for sale'

Luke Freeman had been linked with Middlesbrough
Luke Freeman had been linked with Middlesbrough

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has issued a hands-off warning to Middlesbrough after they were linked with Luke Freeman.

Freeman impressed at Loftus Road last season and, having racked up 12 assists and five goals, has been the subject of plenty of speculation this summer.

Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and West Brom were both recently linked with former Arsenal prospect, who it was suggested could be available for as little as £3million.

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But it seems that the 26-year-old may be staying put at Loftus Road for the time being, with QPR chairman Fernandes claiming that the attacker was 'not for sale'.

Having been inundated with tweets from supporters over Freeman's future, Fernandes posted the above reply to ease fears over any potential departure.

He bluntly indicated that Freeman was not available for purchase, which will serve as a stern hands-off warning for all three sides in the chase.