Birmingham City are lining up a shock swoop for on-loan QPR star Nakhi Wells as Burnley look to capture a £6million fee for the striker according to The Sun.

Queens Park Rangers could be at risk of losing one of their in-form players with Wells having scored seven Championship goals already this season and Burnley are looking to gain a transfer fee for him in January.

Despite a 2-0 defeat to Leeds United on Saturday, Mark Warburton’s side are still well within reach of the play-off places but should they lose one of their main strikers this could severely dent their promotion hopes.

QPR’s star players are beginning to attract interest from other top clubs with Ebere Eze another wanted man as well as Jordan Hugill also only being on loan from West Ham United although he is expected to remain at the club until the end of the season.

The reason for Burnley eyeing up a fee in the winter for Wells is due to his contract situation. Wells’ current deal expires in the summer and they could be at risk of losing him for nothing whereas if they can sanction a permanent deal in January they will inherit a transfer fee.

However with the Clarets looking for around £6million this is believed to be out of Rangers’ reach which could allow Blues to pounce for the forward which be a huge loss to one of their Championship rivals.

The Bermuda international is having a productive spell in West London but this could come to an end if Pep Clotet’s side decide to come calling.

It is no secret that Birmingham are looking for a striker having missed out on Dwight Gayle amongst others in the summer and Wells could certainly fit the bill as they look to push towards the top six in the Championship.