Premier League rivals Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth are set to battle it out for Queens Park Rangers midfielder Ryan Manning, according to a report in the Mirror.

The 20-year-old Irish youngster is highly-rated at Loftus Road, after some impressive performances for Ian Holloway’s men.

However, Manning did not look to be having the best of times in West London at the beginning of the season.

The midfielder was not believed to have been thought highly-of by then-manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but has become a first-team regular since Holloway’s arrival.

Manning’s performances have been catching the attention of managers in the Premier League, with Sam Allardyce and Eddie Howe all ready to line-up potential bids during the summer transfer window – despite Manning signing a new contract to keep him in the capital until 2019.

Palace have all-but secured their Premier League safety for another season after an excellent run of form that has heralded a number of high-profile victory against teams in the top six.

Allardyce is expected to be given money to spend this summer to bolster his group, with hopes the Selhurst Park side can progress next term.

Manning’s contributions to the R’s this season have not gone unnoticed at the international level either, after earning a call-up to Noel King’s Republic of Ireland under-21 side, where he will hope to kick-start his national career.

The Galway-born midfielder was brought to QPR by manager Harry Redknapp in 2015 for a fee of around £60,000 from his hometown side.

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