Fellow English Championship club Millwall had a bid rejected in the winter transfer window, a fee of around £1 million pushed back by Hibs. Now QPR are the latest to step up interest in the Scotland U21s international, although it is likely significantly more than the seven figures tabled by Millwall will be needed.
Hibs have been no stranger to academy products attracting interest from elsewhere this season, Josh Doig, Murray Johnson and Ethan Laidlaw all earning Premier League admirers. But QPR seem keen to bring another former SPFL face to Loftus Road.
Last year they signed Lyndon Dykes from Livingston while Liam Kelly is on loan at Motherwell currently from QPR, having also moved to London from Livingston. Other players there include Dominic Ball, Lee Wallace, Seny Dieng, Osman Kakay, Stefan Johansen and Niko Hamalainen, all formerly of the SPFL.
Porteous has made 87 appearances for Hibs, with this season being his most consistent run of first-team football, starting 28 times in the Premiership as opposed to 14, 16 and two starts in previous campaigns.
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