Huddersfield Town defender Joel Lynch is heading for QPR.

It is understood the John Smith’s Stadium club have accepted an improved offer of over £1m from their London Championship rivals for the 28-year-old defender.

Sources suggest Lynch – who would be able to leave at the end of next season for free as his contract ends – is having talks with QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

The two know each other well, because Hasselbaink was on the coaching staff at Nottingham Forest when Lynch played there.

Should all go well and Lynch be on his way, it’s highly likely Town could push the button on another German defender – Christopher Schindler – who has not returned to pre-season training with 1860 Munich amid reports of him wanting to come to England, and Huddersfield Town in particular.

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Head coach David Wagner, of course, has already brought in Chris Lowe and Michael Hefele for his defence, who are part of the club’s current ‘bonding’ trip to Sweden with latest arrival, striker Elias Kachunga.

Lynch started his career at Brighton and Hove Albion and has topped 300 games at club level.

He made 40 appearances for Town in 2015-16, scoring two goals, and is a firm favourite with the fans, especially with his work in the community and for the Town Foundation.

The Welsh international has made 126 appearances, scoring nine times, since joining on a free from Forest in 2012, when he won his Wales cap against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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QPR signed keeper Alex Smithies from Town for £2m last August.

The Loftus Road side visit Town on Saturday, September 17.