It may only be October, but the rumour mill is up and running ahead of the January transfer window.

According to the Daily Mirror, QPR midfielder Massimo Luongo has been linked with a move to Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.

It isn't the first time the Australian International has been linked with a move to Mark Warburton's side, with Luongo and Jake Bidwell attracting interest from the East midlands side over the summer.

Massimo Luongo QPR vs Fulham

There's been no confirmation either way that Nottingham Forest are interested in the 25-year-old, but one fails to see why the midfielder would jump at the opportunity to move on.

Luongo has formed a formidable trio in midfield alongside Josh Scowen and Luke Freeman in QPR's midfield, which has arguably contributed to the midfielder's most consistent run of form since arriving in west London.

Any move for the Australian International would require a significant fee for one of Ian Holloway's prized assets, which isn't a trait of the East midlands side who have been moderately restrained in their spending, meaning they would have to hugely amend their approach if they were to secure the signing.

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In addition, at present Forest sit just one place and one point above the Hoops in the Championship, meaning that it wouldn't exactly be the "no-brainer" move which a player of Luongo's calibre could well attract; especially with a potential place in Australia's World Cup squad up for grabs.

By all accounts, the 25-year-old is settled with his family in west London, and it would take something particularly special to tempt him away from the club; with this rumoured unlikely to tick those boxes.