Who's next on Redknapp's shopping list? - Three possible candidates

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Following the signing of Rio Ferdinand, who will Harry Redknapp look to next as he prepares his Queens Park Rangers side for the Premier League.

 

Tom Ince 

Harry Redknapp appears to have an interest in the out-of-contract 22-year-old, and the Blackpool winger is expected to make a move away from Bloomfield Road very soon.

Reports this week suggest Queens Park Rangers have been in ongoing contract negotiations with the youngster, however no further news of a deal being agreed has been confirmed.

Ince spent last season on loan at Crystal Palace in the Premier League where he made eight appearances and scored one goal, and it is in the Premier League that the England under-21 international seems to envision his immediate future.

According to reports Ince has turned down the opportunity to move to Italian giants Inter Milan, stating his preference would be to ply his trade in England's top flight.

With the midfielder out of contract Redknapp could be about to land himself a real bargain, although as Ince is still under 23, some compensation must paid to Blackpool if the deal does go ahead. 

Ron Vlaar

Accompanying Rio Ferdinand in the centre of the QPR defence could be another veteran, this time in the shape of 29-year-old Dutch international Ron Vlaar.

Redknapp is reportedly tracking the Aston Villa man who has impressed as part of Louis van Gaal's Netherlands side that have taken the World Cup by storm so far, winning Group B and taking maximum points.

There has been some speculation to suggest van Gaal himself is keen on taking his fellow countryman to Manchester United when the 62-year-old begins his reign at Old Trafford, but Redknapp may yet try to edge in ahead of van Gaal in the race for the defender's signature.

Vlaar may be open to a move this summer with things at Villa Park as they are. With the club up for sale and with Paul Lambert given so little funds in which to improve his squad, prospects for next season do not look good.

Should Redknapp and van Gaal go into battle for Vlaar then there is no doubt QPR are going to struggle to compete, but should interest from United fail to materialise, Loftus Road could be a very realistic destination for the defender. 

Jermain Defoe 

After leaving the Premier League for the MLS less than six months ago, reports now suggest that Jermain Defoe could be set for a return as Redknapp looks to bolster his striking options at QPR.

Defoe is a player that Redknapp knows well having managed him at West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur and the 31-year-old was also a team-mate of Rio Ferdinand as the pair came through the ranks at Upton Park.

The reported move for the England international could be an indication that QPR are braced to lose Loic Remy, but with over 100 Premier League goals to his name, Defoe would be a more than able replacement.

There is yet to be any talk of a proposed fee for Defoe, but the striker is on a whopping £90,000-a-week at Torronto FC and matching that could prove a strain on QPR's wage bill. 

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