Queens Park Rangers have rejected a loan bid from MK Dons to sign out-of-favour midfielder Massimo Luongo according to West London Sport. The Australian international is attracting interest this month, however it is believed that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants him to stay and fight for his place.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson is looking to bolster his squad this month as they try to propel themselves away from the Championship relegation places. The Australian playmaker would certainly have helped, especially after the recent injury to Carl Baker and the decision to freshen up their squad this month. However it is unlikely he will move to stadiummk.

There are other clubs who are hoping to sign the 23-year-old this month however. Although QPR seemingly won’t entertain offers for him, that isn’t likely to stop some clubs at least taking a punt. There are also reports suggesting Championship leaders Middlesbrough are interested, as well as Scottish giants Rangers.

Although Luongo started Saturday’s FA Cup defeat to Nottingham Forest, the only other time he has featured since Hasselbaink joined the club from Burton Albion was on New Years’s Day. He appeared as a late substitute versus Hull City.

Luongo was a player in-demand last summer after it became clear he intended to leave Swindon Town to move to a higher level. After impressing in Wiltshire, he elected to move to Loftus Road, however he would be the first to admit it hasn’t been the move he would have hoped for so far. It was last year where he played a story role for Australia in winning the AFC Asia Cup and winning the Most Valuable Player Award because of his fine performances, which was held in his native Australia.

 


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