Last Updated: Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:26
Queens Park Rangers have tabled a £5million bid for Korean midfielder Ji-Sung Park and Manchester United are expected to accept it.
QPR boss Mark Hughes is an admirer of the 31-year-old midfielder and has been encouraged to make a bid by club owner Tony Fernandes who can see the marketing potential of signing a player from the Far East.
Fernandes is keen to exploit revenue streams in that part of the world for both the club and his Air Asia airline which operates flights to Seoul.
Park, who retired from international football with South Korea after winning his 100th cap, is aware that his time at Old Trafford may be up after a glittering career in which he won four league titles, three league cups, the Champions League and the World Club Cup.
But the midfielder endured a tough time last season, making only ten Premier League starts and looking badly off the pace when he was called up for the title-deciding clash with Manchester City in May.
United's capture of Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund could pave the way for the club to accept QPR's bid as the Japanese star's arrival should offset any commercial losses from Park's sale.
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