QPR boss Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham do not want to sell Andros Townsend.
Redknapp took the winger on loan from Spurs last season and Rangers are keen to sign him on a permanent basis before the transfer window closes.
But Redknapp says his former club are reluctant to part with Townsend and that a loan move is also unlikely.
He said: “Andros did great last year but Tottenham don’t really want to sell him. He’s not for sale as far as I know.
“It’s difficult. I couldn’t see us being able to buy him. I think he’d be too expensive for us. But I do like Andros – he’d be brilliant.”
Redknapp added: “I’d love to sign him on loan but whether we could do that, I wouldn’t bet on it.”
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