Luongo set for QPR switch

Socceroo midfield ace Massimo Luongo looks set to be playing in the English Championship next season after Swindon Town accepted an AUD$8 million offer from relegated Queens Park Rangers.

Despite strong interest from Premier League side Aston Villa, Luongo and team-mate Ben Gladwin will both be heading to Loftus Road on three-year deals once personal terms are agreed.

League One side Swindon lost their promotion playoff to Preston North End but there was never any doubt the 22-year-old Australian was moving on.

Clubs have been circling the Sydney-born player for the past two seasons and a standout Asian Cup in January, where he was named player of the tournament, only upped the stakes.

QPR face a massive overhaul since coming last in the Premier League and being dumped out of the topflight.

A host of out of contract veterans have been released including Rio Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Richard Dunne, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Bobby Zamora and goalkeeper Brian Murphy.