QPR chiefs to hold transfer meeting

Neil Warnock will hold an important meeting with QPR’s board on Monday to discuss his plans for the January transfer window.

The Rangers manager is expected to sign several players next month, with a striker and a versatile defender his top priorities.

But he continues to play down the possibility of another spending spree – and has suggested he may focus on loan signings.

“On Monday we’ve got a good meeting. We’ve actually got everybody together from all over the globe; Tony [Fernandes], Amit Bhatia and a couple of others,” said Warnock.

Fernandes is keen for Warnock to make major signings.

“It’s what I wanted before Christmas. It’s nice to get them all together rather than via these computer links. It’s difficult on the telephone and stuff, with time gaps and all sorts, so I’m pleased.

“I’m not silly. I’ll go with propositions to them. I think we need to use whatever finance we have in two areas and I’m going to look to bring in some loan players to supplement that.

“The best business is always done in the summer, so I don’t want to pay stupid prices in January.”

Rangers are expected to table a big-money bid for Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe and are monitoring Andrew Johnson’s situation at Fulham.

Johnson’s current contract expires next summer and he has been discussing a new deal at Craven Cottage.

A number of defenders have also been identified as possible signings, but players in other positions may arrive on loan.

Warnock added: “If I can get one or two targets I want, then yes we’ll pay money. But other than that, I’m looking at the loan market.”

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