Manager Harry Redknapp claims he is unsure whether QPR will be able to push through a deal to take Peter Crouch back to the club.
The England international, popular among R’s fans from his spell at Loftus Road as a youngster, is one of a host of players Redknapp has targeted ahead of this week’s transfer deadline.
Redknapp has long been hoping that Stoke boss Tony Pulis will make Crouch or Kenwyne Jones available if the Potters sign a forward before the window closes.
Pulis indicated after his team’s draw against Wigan – in which Crouch scored – that he would be willing to sell him.
“I’ve always took Crouchy wherever I’ve been. I took him from QPR to Portsmouth and had him at Southampton and Tottenham,” said Redknapp.
“I love him as a player, but whether Stoke will sell him I don’t know. Tony Pulis is a friend of mine. If they do sell Crouchy, I’ll be interested.”
Meanwhile, Redknapp insisted Jamie Mackie was absent for QPR’s goalless draw with Manchester City because he has a back injury.
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