Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock is desperate to strengthen his squad in January and will make an audacious bid to bring Manchester City’s Nigel De Jong to Loftus Road according to the Daily Mirror.
Warnock will attempt to bring the Dutch midfielder in on loan for the remainder of the season as he has become out of favour under Roberto Mancini, with James Milner, Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry all ahead of him in the pecking order.
De Jong is looking for a new contract at City but the lack of game time is confining his chance to impress the Italian manager of the league leaders. De Jong has been a key player at the Etihad Stadium for the past two years but as new signings are regularly arriving in Manchester a loan deal could be perfect for the 26-year-old to put himself in the shop window come the summer.
The new owner in West London Tony Fernandes, has promised Warnock extra funds in January as the newly promoted side look to improve on their steady start to the Premier League season. A striker and a centre half are also on the wish list for the Rangers boss next month but they may struggle to attract big name signings.
Warnock said: “The board know we need some more players and they have been very supportive. We are on the lookout for four or five.”