Steven Caulker is set to stay the rest of his four-year deal at QPR after a loan move to Locomotiv Moscow finally collapsed this week.

Rangers brokered the deal for the £30k-a-week central defender, who has 18 months left on his contract.

The Russian side pulled out for unspecified reasons although it little helped Caulker was fined for being drunk and disorderly at Clapham railway station earlier this month.

Challenge: James Milner (L), then at Man City, battles with Steven Caulker
James Milner battles with Steven Caulker

The one-cap England international was was fined £650 and forced to pay £85 in costs, and magistrate Elizabeth Hopper told him: “It’s the third time you have been in trouble for doing things out in the street you should not be doing.”

Caulker suffered a hip problem at the beginning of January and is a further two weeks away from rejoining the squad.

The defender who cost Hoops £8m from Cardiff in July 2014 has not featured for Hoops since the 2-0 home defeat to Brentford at the end of October that all but did for previous boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Previous Caulker loans to Southampton and Liverpool in 2015-16 totalled an underwhelming six Premier League appearances, and Rangers might find it hard to loan or sell a player whose wages for the rest of his deal total around £1.8m.

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