QPR and Chelsea agree Alex fee

Queens Park Rangers have agreed a fee with Chelsea over defender Alex and have begun negotiations with the player, The Telegraph reports.

The 29 year old centre-half was placed on the transfer list by Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas last month and was frozen out of the first team setup. Alex has been replaced by England international Gary Cahill from Bolton and the Brazilian is looking to seal a deal away from Stamford Bridge. The two West London sides face each other in the FA Cup in two weeks’ time and Alex could seal his deal to QPR to be eligible against his former side.

QPR boss Mark Hughes is interested in the Brazilian defender and has spoken of his desire to sign Alex as quickly as possible. Villas-Boas is happy to sell Alex and is also looking to shift some more of his squad players as he looks to rebuild Chelsea.

Hughes said: ‘Talks are ongoing. I’ve spoken to him and told him my feelings towards him as a player. It’s a big decision for him. We’re trying to get things finalised and get over the line with it. The hope is that we’ll get deals done sooner rather than later, but I can’t say for sure whether it’ll be sooner at the moment’.

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