QPR lodge improved Alex bid
Rangers make improved offer for want-away Blues stopper
By Rachel Griffiths - Follow me on Twitter @SkySportsRachG. Last Updated: January 14, 2012 11:13am
Alex: Subject of an improved offer from QPR as they look to sign him from Chelsea
Sky Sports sources understand QPR have tabled an improved offer for Chelsea defender Alex after seeing their first bid spurned earlier this week.
Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas confirmed on Thursday the club had received an offer from a Premier League rival for the defender and implied the bid fell short of their valuation.
QPR are believed to be the club chasing Alex after new manager Mark Hughes set his sights on the Brazilian.
And it is thought the Hoops have now lodged a second bid as they push to make their first signing under Hughes.
Centre-back Alex wants to depart Stamford Bridge this month and saw a transfer request accepted by the club in December.
He no longer features in Villas-Boas' plans, with Chelsea closing on the signing of Bolton stopper Gary Cahill.