Former Chelsea winger 'on verge' of capital switch - reports

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QPR are 'on the verge' of signing Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City, according to reports.

The former Chelsea and England winger has found opportunities limited at the Etihad Stadium under Roberto Mancini this season, missing out on the squad for both Barclays Premier League matches so far this season.

A handful of top flight clubs have shown an interest, with Bolton, Stoke and Wigan all thought to be keen on signing the 29-year-old in the transfer window.

However, talkSPORT claims a return to the capital, where the winger flourished while at Chelsea, is the preferred destination for Wright-Phillips, who has held 'positive' talks with Hoops boss Neil Warnock.

QPR are hoping to strengthen their squad in the closing week of the transfer window, with midfielder Joey Barton also thought to be close to completing a west London switch after taking part in a medical yesterday.

After making his senior debut for Manchester City back in 1998, Wright-Phillips moved to Stamford Bridge seven years later in a £21 million deal.


After three seasons and 124 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, he returned to the Citizens for £8.5 million.

However, the future remains unclear under the Italian manager, and a summer switch now appears the most likely option for the speedster.

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