QPR have been told to come back with another £1million on top of the £5m already offered if they want Jordon Mutch.

The Cardiff City midfielder has become a major target for Hoops whose initial bid was turned down over the weekend.

The 22-year-old is keen to stay in the Premier League, and with Esteban Granero departed to Real Sociedad and the future of Adel Taarabt unclear, Rangers have space in the centre for the trickery that saw Mutch become a Bluebirds favourite last term.

Goal! Mutch scores against Liverpool last season

The former Birmingham City player scored seven Premier League goals last season in a doomed City campaign, and a move to Loftus Road would see him ink up with former Cardiff captain Steven Caulker, already integrated into the Rs back line.

Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to keep Mutch, but with only one year left on his contract, could risk watching him leave for free next summer.

Rangers and Caulker have already been in pre-season action in both Germany and Ireland.

QPR's pre-season tour to Germany in pictures