Southampton set to seal loan deal for QPR centre-back

first_img Queens Park Rangers centre-back Steven Caulker Southampton are close to sealing a loan deal for Queens Park Rangers centre-back Steven Caulker.The 23-year-old signed for the Super Hoops last summer but is keen for a short-term move back to the Premier League following the club’s relegation to the Championship.And the Saints have answered his call, with manager Ronald Koeman in need of defensive reinforcements at St Mary’s following Toby Alderweireld’s decision to join Tottenham together with Florin Gardos. Being sidelines with a serious knee injury.Reports suggest Caulker will move with a view to an £8million permanent transfer – the amount QPR paid to bring him in from Cardiff last year.The defender will be looking to avoid a third straight relegation from the Premier League at Saints and to add to his sole England cap won three years ago. 1last_img read more