Newcastle will consider a move for Queens Park Rangers star Matt Phillips if they cannot secure a deal for Andros Townsend, reports The Telegraph. 

Townsend is still Newcastles first choice signing and they hope to add him to their squad this month.

Newcastle have been quoted £14m for the winger, but are yet to decide whether to match the valuation.

Now it is believed that QPR star Phillips is high on Newcastles list of signings if they cannot sign Townsend.

The Scotland international is said to be available for £5m this month as Rangers look to raise funds and he has also attracted interest from Premier League sides Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion and Watford.

Townsend is apparently concerned that Phillips will prove to be a knock down option for clubs, due to his lower fee.

Watford and West Brom have also made enquiries about the availability of Townsend.

Townsend has not played a full 90 minutes for Spurs in any competition since January 21 last year and hasn’t played a full Premier League game for almost two years.

Losing Phillips would be a bitter blow for QPR fans, who have already seen top scorer and star striker Charlie Austin depart for Southampton in this window.

However, they do look likely to sign Peterborough star Conor Washington, after having a bid of £3m accepted for his services.

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