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QPR miss out on one Spurs player but eye another

QPR are looking to add to their squad this summer

By | 11th August 2013
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Championship side Queens Park Rangers have reportedly missed out on signing Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker after having a bid rejected for the holding midfielder, but are also reportedly interested in signing out-of-favor Spurs striker Jermain Defoe.

Parker has become less necessary for manager Andre Villas-Boas following the arrival of Brazilian Paulinho from Corinthians this summer, with both QPR and Parker’s former club West Ham keeping tabs on the England international. The Express is reporting that QPR were leading the chase for Parker’s signature with West Ham reportedly unwilling to match the player’s salary demands, but were ultimately unsuccessful in convincing Tottenham to sell the midfielder.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp – who has previously managed Parker at Tottenham – is hopeful on linking up with the midfielder yet again but will have to splash out a fee of around £2 million if he is serious about bringing Parker to Loftus Road.

Fellow Tottenham player Jermain Defoe is also reportedly on Redknapp’s transfer list, with the English manager confirming his interest in the striker but insisting that a move is unlikely.

“I’d love to have Jermain. We made an enquiry but at the moment he’s not available. We’re nowhere near anything. There is a small chance of it happening,” Redknapp told the Evening Standard.

After finishing last in the Premier League last year, QPR were relegated to the Championship despite heavy spending on players over the past two years. In addition to the Tottenham pair, Sky Sports is reporting that QPR are also looking to persuade Liverpool midfielder Oussama Assaidi to take a season on loan at the club after failing to start a match in the Premier League during his first season at Anfield, with talks over a potential deal already in motion.

QPR’s relegation means cutting their wage bill, which could prompt releases for players such as Stephane Mbia, Samba Diakite along with the already released Anton Ferdinand as the club look to strengthen under a budget and mount a return to the Premier League.

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  1. If a club doesn't meet the asking price then spurs shouldn't sell.

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