West London Sport reports that Queens Park Rangers striker Sebastian Polter is in discussions with FC Union Berlin over a permanent transfer this January. The striker has fallen out of favour since Ian Holloway returned to Loftus Road for a second stint as manager.

The 25-year-old German last appeared in a QPR shirt during their 1-0 home defeat to Derby County on December 14. In 23 appearances this season, mostly under former boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, the physical forward has netted just four goals, his most recent come in the 2-1 home win against Norwich, in what was Holloway’s first game in charge.

Polter is no stranger to the Berlin club having spent time on loan with them prior to his move to QPR in 2015. He would move to the 2.Bundesliga club with them firmly in a promotion race as they look to join the likes of Bayern Munich in the top flight. Under manager Jens Keller, who formerly manager FC Schalke 04, they sit just four points off the promotion play-off place and six points behind league leaders Eintracht Braunschweig.

Idrissa Sylla looks to have taken over the mantle as first choice striker at the club. The likes of Conor Washington and Jamie Mackie provide competition, although this is believed to be an area that Holloway is looking to strengthen in the January transfer window. Polter only netted ten goals in over 50 appearances for the club, so they’ll be hoping to sign a proven goalscorer that will keep them away from the drop zone and look to challenge the top half of the Sky Bet Championship table.