Leicester & Liverpool linked as Defoe flies in ahead of possible QPR move

Jermain Defoe’s arrival back in England has led to more speculation over the striker’s future.

QPR were unable to agree his release from FC Toronto in the final hours of the previous transfer window because his club were reluctant to let him go before the Major League Soccer play-offs.

Rangers are looking to tie up a deal to sign him this month but it has been claimed that they are likely to miss out for financial reasons.

Leicester are reported to be interested in the 32-year-old, Hull boss Steve Bruce has said he would be interested in signing him, while the Daily Star have linked Defoe with a possible move to Liverpool.

QPR are looking to do a deal with FC Toronto to sign Defoe
QPR are looking to do a deal with FC Toronto to sign Defoe

Meanwhile, speculation in the Italian media, subsequently picked up by the Evening Standard, suggests QPR are again looking to sign Yann M’Vila.

Rangers manager Harry Redknapp wanted the French midfielder two years ago but the club were unwilling to meet the player’s demands and M’Vila moved to Rubin Kazan.

He has since moved on loan to Inter Milan, where he has failed to make an impact, and it is claimed that the R’s have approached the Italian club about ending the season-long loan deal so they can have M’Vila with Adel Taarabt joining Inter in exchange.

There has been much speculation about Taarabt’s future as he attempts to secure a return to Italy.

Taarabt, who The Standard claim is on £65,000 a week, ended last season on loan at AC Milan but they have shown little interest in a permanent deal despite reports they could sign him.

Italian media reports have also linked QPR with former AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato.

The Brazil international, 25, spent five years with Milan and is currently on loan at Sao Pauo from Corinthians.

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