Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club’s interest in signing midfielder Leroy Fer from Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City.
The Holland international, 24, was part of the Oranje squad that won the bronze medal at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, scoring the match-winner in the Group B clincher against Chile.
Norwich have already lost star winger Robert Snodgrass to Hull City following their relegation from the English Premier League last term but Alexander Tettey and Fer could be on their way out of Norfolk in the coming weeks.
Regarding the rumours about Fer, Redknapp told Sky Sports News: “He’s a player we like but I don’t know where that one is at the moment.
“It’s been ongoing for a while but there are other people as well that we are looking at.
“I think we need a couple of midfield players and we have got other targets we are looking at.
“We need to strengthen in a few positions really to be strong enough to really have a go at it this year.”
In addition, Redknapp is reportedly contemplating bringing in another striker this summer, with Bobby Zamora, Charlie Austin and Loic Remy the only true No. 9’s in the current squad.
Simeone talks up move for Chicharito
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has talked up a potential summer swoop for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
The Mexico international, 26, represented his country the World Cup in Brazil this summer and has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looks to rebuild the Red Devils “broken squad” before the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
Atleti have already lost Adrian, David Villa, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis during the current transfer window but the additions of Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic will certainly please the Argentine.
“We speak to the sporting directors, we gave them the ideas on the type of players we want and then they get the players,” Simeone said.
“With Javier Hernandez and plenty of other great players, anything is possible. We can’t close the door to anyone until the transfer window closes.
“He is a vertical player, great in one-on-one situations, he’s a great option for any team.”
Chicharito is believed to be surplus to requirements at United, with Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney ahead of him in LVG’s pecking order, and it would come as no surprise to see him search for pastures new in the very-near future.