Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Rio Ferdinand is set to join Queens Park Rangers along with Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker, TalkSPORT reports.

The newly promoted side are aiming to strengthen their squad in hopes of retaining their Premier League status by trying to avoid relegation in the upcoming season.

The English manager has come out to give an update on the team’s transfer progress and according to the 67-year-old, the pair are ready to make the switch.

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Redknapp said: “We’ve agreed a fee with Cardiff and it’s now up to Steven to decide his next move.

“I know him well from Spurs and he’s always been a tremendous prospect. Hopefully that’s one we can get done.”

With Ferdinand currently in Brazil with BBC on punditry duties, the deal is believed to be completed upon his return.

“Rio has agreed to join us and we’re hopeful of getting that one over the line when he gets back from the World Cup,” the QPR boss told Telegraph Sport.

“I can’t foresee any problems with it and we’d be delighted if we can get it done soon.

“He’s been a player at the top of the list since he left Manchester United and he would give the whole place a lift with his quality and experience.”

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