QPR will not agree a two-year deal with Dele Adebola and have thrown the striker's arrival at the club next season into doubt.
Rangers want the much-travelled player to fill the gap that's about to be left by Dexter Blackstock, who's on his way to Nottingham Forest. But the man who will be 34 in June wants a two-year contract - and not the one year offered by the Hoops.
An Rs insider said: "Discussions could continue, but paying excellent wages to someone who will be 36 by time the contract he wants, ends, is not going to be easy to agree."
Adebola has already refused a one-year deal at current club Bristol City and is available on a free under the Bosman ruling.
The season-long loan for midfielder Adel Taarabt next year, may be off as well, after he returned to Tottenham with a knee injury requiring surgery. The 19-year-old
Morocco international suffered the blow in training on Friday, forcing him to miss Saturday's goalless draw with Plymouth. Rangers will review a move to bring Taarabt back for 2009/10 after a scan has shown a cartilage tear that's brought a premature end to his season.
Taarabt made seven appearances for Rangers and scored one goal in the 2-1 win over Bristol City last month.
QPR were also counting the cost of their cancelled end-of-season tour to Bahrain this week.
The tour, which was to have netted the club about £100,000, was called off when most of the Bahranian FA decided to support one of their member's candidacy to the FIFA executive committee, in a meeting in Kuala Lumpur at the same time.