QPR believe they may have to wait until at least next week to add to their squad.
Manager Harry Redknapp is keen to make a number of signings this month and was hoping to bring players in soon after the window opened.
But, asked if he expected any deals to be concluded by the weekend, Redknapp said: “I doubt it. It’s difficult at the moment to find players at this time of year.
“Not too many clubs let players go and, when they do, in the situation we’re in people look to hold you to ransom.
“We’ll see. We don’t know for sure. I’ve got a list of players I’d like to try to get but actually getting them is not easy.”
Meanwhile, Redknapp has confirmed his interest in Joe Cole and is also trying to sign France striker Loic Remy from Marseille.
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