Former boss woos Tottenham forward

Jermain Defoe

Harry Redknapp has revealed QPR have made an enquiry regarding the availability of Tottenham forward Jermain Defoe, but admits he is struggling to bring the forward to Loftus Road, according to the London Evening Standard. 

Defoe is thought to be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane following the £26million signing of Roberto Soldado from Valencia, and Redknapp has admitted he would love to be reunited with a player he has managed at West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham.

The QPR manager admits however there is only a small chance of any move coming to fruition.

“I’d love to have Jermain. We made an enquiry but at the moment he’s not available. We’re nowhere near anything. There is a small chance of it happening,” Redknapp said.

The Hoops boss is looking for another striker after allowing Loic Remy to join Newcastle on a season-long-loan earlier this week.

Redknapp has denied he is set to reignite his interest in West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie, who famously drove to QPR on January deadline day in the hope of pushing through a move, only to be denied entry to the building.

Redknapp is interested in Estudiantes striker Duvan Zapata, but admitted “he may be going elsewhere”.

Meanwhile QPR hope to sell Stephane Mbia, Samba Diakite and Anton Ferdinand before the end of the transfer window.

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