QPR turn to Crouch and Samba

Queens Park Rangers are to turn their attentions to Stoke City striker Peter Crouch and Anzhi defender Christopher Samba.

In a press conference this morning, Manager Harry Redknapp confirmed his interest in both players, as well as stating a move for Chunnam Dragons left-back Yun Suk-Young is close to completion with a work permit hearing taking place this afternoon.

Prizing away Crouch away from the Britannia Stadium could be a tall order for the Hoops, with Redknapp signing the forward on many occassions during his long management career.

Samba however, who left the Premier League to join Anzhi last January, is a target which they are confident of doing a deal for. He is reported to cost around £10 million, and will fill the void left by the departing Ryan Nelsen.

In an interview with BBC Sport today, Redknapp stated:

“These are two players whose names have been mentioned but at the moment we’re not close to doing anything,” 

“Crouch’s name came up in a meeting with the chairman but I don’t think Stoke want to sell him.

“On Samba, again the chairman is dealing with this. At this stage I don’t think that’s a goer. I like Christopher Samba and he is a very good player but at this stage I don’t see him leaving Russia. Things can changes but at this stage we’re not close to doing anything.”