The 27-year-old has been in and out of the Super Hoops’ first-team this season under both Mark Hughes and new manager Harry Redknapp.
With speculation surrounding potential new arrivals at Loftus Road, the former Sunderland man has been mooted as one man who could make way to free up space in the squad.
This has alerted Bursaspor, who are keen to take the centre-back to Turkey.
Although it would be a shock move for Ferdinand, he would likely gain regular first-team at the highest level.
Redknapp had ruled out a January exit for the defender, but with him having failed start a Premier League game since Boxing Day it would appear he is surplus to requirements.
If a move to Bursaspor is concluded he will link up with former England international goalkeeper Scott Carson.
‘Arry is said to be looking to bring in a new centre-back ahead of deadline day, with QPR having conceded 37 goals already this season.
Porto’s Rolando is thought to be a target, but it is unclear as to whether he will be willing to join the club.
The Londoners are also closing in on deals for West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie and South Korean star Yun Suk-Young.