Crouch return ‘unrealistic’ and QPR boss rules out bid for Saints striker

QPR have abandoned plans to bid for Peter Crouch because they do not believe there is any chance Stoke City would let him leave.

Aware of Crouch’s popularity among Rangers fans, the club have made several attempts to bring him back to Loftus Road in recent years.

And last year Harry Redknapp tried to capture the striker, who left QPR in 2001 and has since played under him at Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham.

Redknapp was hoping to strike a deal this month but says there is little point in making an approach.

“It’s unrealistic. He’s in the team at Stoke and we haven’t made any enquiries,” he said.

Redknapp has also ruled out making a bid for St Johnstone striker Stevie May.

A Rangers scout recently wanted the Saints play Partick, leading to reports in the Scottish media that Redknapp was considering making an offer.

“No. We’d have watched him – he’s a good goalscorer – but there’s nothing,” the R’s boss confirmed.

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