QPR have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Everton’s Arouna Kone on loan, according to GetWestLondon.
The newspaper understands that Everton want QPR to pay a “sizeable amount” of the striker’s £40,000-a-week wages, which the London club are not prepared to do.
Kone has made just six appearances this season under Ronald Koeman.
Kone suffered a serious knee injury in his first months on Merseyside and has been a bit-part player since for the Toffees.
His best moment for Everton came when he scored a hat trick against Sunderland last season.