RICHARD Chaplow's agent has opened the door for the midfielder to make a return to Millwall this summer.
The 28-year-old made four loan appearances for the Lions last season but was forced to return to parent club Southampton because of an ankle injury.
But Lions boss Steve Lomas has expressed an interest in bringing Chaplow back to The Den and is closely monitoring his availability.
And Chaplow's representative said: "There is probably a good chance Richard will leave Southampton one way or the other – be that on a permanent deal or on loan for the season.
"He's only got one year left on his contract and it doesn't look like he's going to figure in their first-team plans. Richard is very keen to get out and play football, so there's a strong possibility that he will move clubs this summer.
"Right now the Championship is his likeliest destination. He's a quality player at that level."
Chaplow is known to be earning a substantial five-figure salary at St Mary's and would have to take a pay cut if he was to return to Millwall on a permanent basis.
That makes another loan deal the likeliest option – although Chaplow's former club Burnley, where he began his career as an eight-year-old, are also keen on him.
The Lions' interest in ex-Middlesbrough star Nicky Bailey, who is also on QPR's radar, is expected to come to a head in the coming days, with both parties now determined to reach a conclusion one way or the other.
The two sides have been locked in talks this week but are likely to bring negotiations to a close if an agreement cannot be reached in the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Lomas has put a deal to sign free agent Danny Haynes on the back-burner. Haynes left Charlton at the end of last season and has held talks with Millwall about a deal, but Lomas is believed to be actively pursuing alternative targets.