Rangers will attempt to capture Tevez

QPR are planning a pre-deadline attempt to capture Carlos Tevez.

Manchester City want to sell the Argentine but a proposed move to AC Milan has failed to materialise, and interest from Inter Milan and French club Paris St-Germain also came to nothing.

Tevez, who played under R’s boss Mark Hughes at City and has the same agent as the Welshman, strongly favours a move to Italy.

Hughes would love to sign Tevez.

Hughes says he has very little chance of being reunited with the 27-year-old. But with Tevez’s future still unresolved, there is likely to be an approach from Rangers.

City have insisted they are not interested in a loan deal for Tevez, who is involved in an acrimonious dispute with the Premier League leaders and has refused to return from South America.

But with the end of the transfer window looming, Hughes will look to capitalise on the situation by trying to persuade his former club that their title challenge would be helped by Tevez ending the season in west London.

“It is unlikely to be perfectly honest, as much as I would like it to happen,” he said.

“If he did go he could play against teams and could possibly help Man City win the league. That’s the only thing you’d think they’d be attracted by.”

Hughes has hinted there will be no deadline-day effort to prise Chris Samba away from Blackburn.

Rangers have had previous approaches for Samba rejected and are keen to play down the prospect of a last-ditch effort to convince Rovers to sell the centre-back, who has made it clear he wants to leave.

But there may well be a follow-up bid for Hugo Rodallega.

Wigan have indicated that they are willing to sell the Colombian forward, whose contract expires in the summer. Fulham have also expressed an interest in him.

Hughes is keen to sign at least one forward and will speak to Djibril Cissé, whose move from Lazio has been agreed in principle.

The former Liverpool man wants to return to England and although Hughes initially doubted he would be able to sign him, a deal is now close.

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