QPR are interested in a loan move for Dwight Gayle to beef up a misfiring attack.
The Crystal Palace forward has been starved off chances in the Premier League this term, and would compliment the likes of Sebastian Polter or Jay Emmanuel-Thomas as part of a Rangers double spearhead.
It would leave Rangers even lighter up top, with only 24 goals from the rest of the side all told in 27 games.
Despite the Austin no-go to south London, new Rs technical director Chris Ramsey has maintained good links with Palace - especially as he was eying up a coaching move there last season before taking the reins at Rangers as head coach.
Gayle has featured in only eight Prem League games for Palace - the last of them as a late sub in the 1-1 draw with Everton on December 7.