Diego Poyet is determined to establish himself in Slaven Bilic's West Ham side this season and avoid another loan spell.
Sunderland have completed the signing of defender Adam Matthews from Celtic for a fee of £2m.
Rigg joined the Barclays Premier League strugglers from Manchester City last season to renew his partnership with then Rangers boss Mark Hughes.
But following Harry Redknapp's appointment as Hughes' successor last month the club have opted for a further change.
They confirmed Rigg's departure in a brief statement on their website that said: "Queens Park Rangers Football Club can confirm that it has been agreed that Mike Rigg will leave his position at Loftus Road."