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QPR boss eyes loan deals, but not Adebayor

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says he will be looking for loan signings to bolster his squad in January.

Redknapp ruled out signing a number of players reportedly linked with the club, including Yann M'Vila, Rudy Gestede, Aaron Lennon, Dani Osvaldo, Bakary Sako and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Rangers made overtures for Wolves winger Sako but made no progress while Redknapp said any deal for Adebayor would be out of reach financially.

Emmanuel Adebayor won't be off to Loftus Road. Credit: PA

"He's at Tottenham and I don't see it happening," Redknapp said.

"Adebayor is an excellent player. You don't play at Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Tottenham if you're not a good player.

"But I don't see him leaving Tottenham, it's an expensive deal and we're looking at a couple of loans."

Crystal Palace sign Mutch from QPR

Mutch moves to Palace. Credit: PA

Jordon Mutch has completed his move to Crystal Palace, ending a short, ill-fated stay with QPR.

Just 25 weeks into a four-year deal at Loftus Road, the 23-year-old has moved on after failing to replicate the form which saw the Rs reportedly pay Cardiff £6million for his services.

Mutch has penned a four-and-a-half year contract at Selhurst Park, where the midfielder becomes the first permanent acquisition of the Alan Pardew era.

Why QPR are doomed without Charlie Austin

Austin is vital to QPR's hopes of avoiding relegation. Credit: PA

Charlie Austin has scored 65% of QPR's goals this season making him the striker who has netted the highest percentage of a Premier League team's goals in the last ten years.

The next highest – Andrew Johnson for Crystal Palace in 2004/05 – bagged a comparatively meagre 52.5% of his club's top flight goals.

Trevor Sinclair believes QPR is 'losing its identity' as a team and club

QPR were a top ten Premier League club in Sinclair's era. Credit: PA

Trevor Sinclair believes QPR's disappointing form can be attributed to a lack of fitness and claims his former club are losing their identity.

The West London side enjoyed consecutive top ten finishes in the Premier League more than twenty years ago when Sinclair joined from Blackpool, but face a fight to avoid relegation this year following promotion from the Championship.

QPR's ethos during the former winger's era was characterised by impressive fitness levels and a close team bond which allowed them to prosper against bigger clubs with larger budgets.

Speaking to the Open All R's podcast, Sinclair claims that times have changed for the Super Hoops.

The most worrying thing for me, and it's a fundamental thing that you need to play football, is that the fitness levels [at QPR] just seem to be dire.

I couldn't understand why a team who had just been promoted, full of confidence, plenty to look forward to in the coming season would approach the season in that kind of shape.

Queens Park Rangers, not just as a team, but I think as a club, is kind of losing its identity, which was about the community and all about being a family club, and that commitment to doing well without the same economic clout as other teams.

– Former QPR winger Trevor Sinclair speaking to Open All R's


Ian Wright accuses QPR manager Redknapp of lying

Ian Wright has accused QPR manager Harry Redknapp of lying about why his son Shaun Wright-Phillips hasn't left the club on loan this season.

Redknapp suggested that Wright-Phillips, who hasn't featured in any of QPR's Premier League games this season, has refused to join another club on loan because he doesn't want to earn less money.

"We offered him opportunities to go out on loan to Blackburn, Bolton and Charlton," Redknapp said, "but he's got a great contract here... it's very difficult to get that sort of money elsewhere. You can't blame the boy."

Former Arsenal striker Wright correctly pointed out that players earn the same wages when they move out on loan, describing Redknapp's comments as "ridiculous."

Redknapp 'won't lose sleep' about QPR sacking

Redknapp's QPR have lost ten consecutive away games. Credit: PA

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes "there's no point losing sleep" about the possibility that he'll be sacked by the club.

Reports this week have suggested the former Spurs and Portsmouth boss will lose his job at Loftus Road if the Premier League strugglers are beaten by Manchester United on Saturday.

I've got a great relationship with owner and the shareholders, but if they want to take a change of direction then that's their decision.

There's nothing I can do about that, whatever they do they do. There's no point losing sleep.

– QPR manager Harry Redknapp

QPR bring in striker Zarate on loan

Mauro Zarate struggled for games at West Ham. Credit: PA

West Ham forward Mauro Zarate has completed his loan move to QPR for the rest of the season.

The 27-year-old Argentine will go straight into contention for QPR's Barclays Premier League trip to Burnley on Saturday.

Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is expected to continue to seek another loan recruit to bolster his frontline in the January window, despite recruiting Zarate.

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