QPR star set for January switch

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that goalkeeper Julio Cesar will leave the club in January, as reported by Sky Sports.

Cesar has not featured for the West London club in the Championship this season with Rob Green the new number one and the Brazilian is desperate to end his Loftus Road nightmare.

The 34 year old stopper was linked to a number of clubs in the summer, including Arsenal, but a deal could not be done.

A January move is vital for Cesar who has aspirations of playing in a home World Cup for Brazil in the summer, with a move either back to the Premier League or Italy looking the most likely options.

“I would think there is every chance that Julio will go,” said Redknapp.

“He wants to play in the World Cup for Brazil and he needs to be playing.

“He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, for me he’s a goalkeeper for the top level anywhere in the world. Hopefully, something will come up for him in January.

“We’ve had a few clubs interested in him, which is not a surprise to me because, if you were at a big club, he’d be right there on your shopping list because he is top class.

“We’ve had a Premier League club on and also several from abroad, big clubs as well. There will be interest in him for sure.”

QPR are likely to demand a permanent deal having let a number of first team players out on loan already this season.