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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 January 2006, 09:01 GMT
Thompson likely to stay at Blues
Peter Thompson of Linfield
Linfield turned down an initial offer for Peter Thompson from QPR
Linfield striker Peter Thompson is likely to stay at Windsor Park until the end of the season instead of moving to Queen's Park Rangers.

The Irish League club had anticipated an increased offer from Rangers for Thompson, but a deal was not expected by Tuesday night's transfer deadline.

Linfield chairman David Crawford said they were willing to do a deal but that it was up to the London club to move.

Thompson, 21, has scored 33 goals for the Irish League leaders this season.

Members of Linfield's management committee turned down the London club's first offer on Saturday.

Although the club did not reveal exact details of the bid, BBC Sport understands that an initial down payment of 50,000 was proposed.

A further 50,000 was to be paid at the end of the season, plus other clauses, including 100,000 if QPR were promoted.

Linfield boss David Jeffrey has insisted that he would not allow the player to go on trial with any club.

"If anybody wants him, they can make up their minds by watching him out on the pitch," said Jeffrey.

However, the Blues boss Jeffrey has said that the club would not stand in the way of any player who wanted to move to full-time football.

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