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Rio Ferdinand 'agrees deal to join QPR'

Rio Ferdinand has reportedly agreed a deal to sign for Queens Park Rangers.

Rio Ferdinand is currently working as a television pundit at the World Cup. Credit: PA

The 35-year-old was released by Manchester United at the end of the season and now looks set to continue in the top flight with the newly-promoted London club, the Daily Mail report.

Ferdinand would be reunited with Harry Redknapp who gave him his professional debut at West Ham in 1996.

The deal is expected to be confirmed by the club within the next 24 hours, reports suggest.

Ferdinand brothers issue statement on racism

Anton Ferdinand warming up for QPR Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

QPR defender Anton Ferdinand and his brother Rio of Manchester United have released a statement saying they have been disappointed by the FA and Professional Footballer's Association actions during the John Terry racism row.

Terry is currently serving a four-match ban after shouting a racial insult at Anton during a game last year. Since then, the football authorities have come under criticism for the way they dealt with the incident.

However, the Ferdinands have now said they want to work with the organisations to improve matters. They have also expressed their support for the Kick It Out campaign which tackles racism in football, though they added it may have to change to make it more relevant.