West Ham are the latest club to come in for QPR striker Charlie Austin and bookmakers have slashed odds on the striker moving to east London.
Irons chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan are desperate to ensure Premier League survival next term and Austin, who scored 18 goals in a relegation season for Rangers, is seen as the man to provide the goals to ensure the club move to the Olympic Stadium in the top flight.
Football Trader for Betfair, Michael Bowers explained: "We’ve now suspended betting on Charlie Austin signing for the Hammers after an avalanche of bets at odds as short as 5/4.
"This morning West Ham were 4/1 but were cut to 5/4 favourite after huge support.
"This market has been the one to watch in recent days with three clubs battling it out for Austin’s signature.
"Chelsea looked set to seal the deal with punters backing them in to 13/8 favourites but West Ham will certainly provide more opportunity for the young centre-forward to flourish and it would seem Austin has recognised that."
Newcastle and Liverpool have also been linked with the QPR forward, who is keen to be plying his trade in the Premier League next season.