Warnock hints at January bid for Defoe

QPR manager Neil Warnock has given his clearest indication yet that he will table a bid for Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe in January.

Defoe, 29, was one of several players recently mentioned by Warnock to Rangers owner Tony Fernandes as a possible option when the transfer window reopens.

And the R’s boss has hinted that he has decided to make a formal offer for Defoe, who is struggling to secure a place in Spurs’ first team.

“It would be remiss of me to talk about somebody who’s another person’s player,” said Warnock.

“But it’s true to say there are names on that list. Yes we have to knock them off at times when we realise it’s beyond our means at this moment, but it doesn’t mean we can’t look at people like that, so we are looking at top players to try and bring in.”

Warnock would like to sign at least one forward, while Rangers’ recent injury problems in defence have underlined their need for reinforcements elsewhere.

Buzsaky’s place in QPR’s 25-man squad is under serious threat.

He will meet with the club’s board next week to narrow down his list of possible targets and assess which of his current 25-man Premier League squad might not make the cut next time around.

That could mean bad news for Akos Buzsaky, among others, ahead of the transfer window.

“They [the signings] won’t all be top players, because we need four, five or even six players in January to supplement the squad,” Warnock explained.

“We need at least two or three who can play in a couple of different positions so we’re not left short again as we have been in games like at Fulham, where we were short of options and it really backfired on us.

“We’ll be talking more about it next week. I’ve got one or two ideas about what I’d like to do with the 25-man squad.”

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