STEVE McCLAREN is set to make a £1million bid for Preston centre-back Paul Huntingdon.
The QPR boss has targeted the 30-year-old a player he wants to help to launch a promotion bid in the Championship next season.
Rex Features QPR are in for Preston defender Paul Huntingdon
Huntington has a year left on his contract at Deepdale and McClaren is poised to land him on a cut-price deal.
It could be another blow for Preston after Greg Cunningham left for newly-promoted Cardiff this week.
Huntington skippered Preston in games last season.
And his leadership is wanted by McClaren in his backline.
Getty Images QPR boss Steve McClaren wants to turn his new club into promotion contenders