QPR have their eyes on Joe Lewis

Norwich City's former academy product Joe Lewis could be set for a January transfer window move to City's Premier League rivals QPR from current club Peterborough.

The 24-year-old keeper trained last week with Rangers and played a trial match ahead of a potential New Year switch.

Lewis made only his second appearance of the campaign for Posh in last weekend's Championship 1-1 draw at Leicester, but is out of contract at the end of the season.

United's director of football Barry Fry confirmed that Lewis – who moved from the Canaries for an initial �400,000 fee in January 2008 – is scheduled to return to the west London club this week. 'QPR manager Neil Warnock asked if they could take a look at Joe at close quarters and our manager and chairman agreed,' said Fry.

'He was there last week and will be going back there on Monday. That's as far as it has gone.

'No offers have been made, but Joe is out of contract at the end of the season when we face losing him for nothing. He played in a reserve-team game for them and did well.'

Posh manager Darren Ferguson denied Lewis' surprise recall in recent weeks was with a view to putting the ex-England U21 international in the shop window.

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'It was a business decision to let him go to QPR so they could have a look at him, but picking him for the first team was entirely my decision and I did it for football reasons,' he told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph.

'I have two goalkeepers good enough for the Championship and I felt the time was right last week to give Paul Jones a rest and for Joe to play. As for Joe's future, QPR rang us up and said they wanted to have a look at him. We are talking to Joe because we want him to stay, but we are a long way apart in our negotiations at the moment.

'We have spent between �600,000 to �700,000 on Joe so losing him for nothing at the end of the season is not what we want either.'