QPR chief warns off rival vultures

Harry RedknappRival clubs can forget about trying to lure relegated QPR’s top players away on the cheap this summer, according to Harry Redknapp.

The R’s boss, who took over from Mark Hughes in late November, was unable to save the Loftus Road outfit from dropping out of the Premier League.

QPR’s fate was confirmed last Sunday when a goalless draw at the Madejski Stadium condemned both clubs to Championship football next term.

It has immediately resulted in speculation that top players such as goalkeeper Julio Cesar, forward Loic Remy and defender Chris Samba would be snapped up by other clubs. But Redknapp is adamant that if no clubs meet their valuation of the players then they will be going nowhere.

He said: “If someone wants to take a player they are going to have to pay the money we think he is worth or he will stay here.

“The goalkeeper is a top, top goalkeeper who wants to play in the World Cup for Brazil but if Real Madrid or someone come in for him we want his value for him, we are not going to give him away. [Loic] Remy for sure, people will be interested in him.

“We would like to keep Chris Samba here for another year if we can to try and get us out of the league, but if someone wants Chris Samba and he decides he doesn’t want to stay, you want your money for him or he stays here.”

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