Queens Park Rangers have been linked with several new defenders. Is this how they will line up?
Traore joined the west London club in 2011 and was a regular starter in the Championship last campaign, proving a versatile defender that can play in a number of positions.
Redknapp may have been interested in a move for Ashley Cole once upon a time, though the former Chelsea left-back now looks set for a move abroad. How many other realistic options are there in that position? Traore would not be a bad bet to thus make the left-back slot his own for a long time to come.
There was talk that Rio Ferdinand's move to QPR might be vetoed by the Rs board due to the veteran centre-back's age. However, Redknapp yesterday confirmed that the 36-year-old should be moving to Loftus Road this summer.
As such, the former Manchester United stalwart is unlikely to settle for a place on the bench. He may lack the pace of his younger days - but Ferdinand still has the nous and ability to help QPR stay in the Premier League. His place looks a guaranteed one whenever his fitness will allow him to play.
Another defender Redknapp has stated looks likely to join the Rs is Cardiff City's Steven Caulker, formerly of Tottenham. The 22-year-old shone last season, despite the Bluebirds' relegation, and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Reports have also recently surfaced that another QPR target, Brede Hangeland, is now wanted by Cardiff, making it likely that he will be a replacement for Caulker in Wales and not a team-mate of his at QPR.
Nottingham Forest havereportedly rejected Redknapp's bid for young defender Jamaal Lascelles, so Caulker looks the likeliest option to start in west London next term.
Perhaps the most controversial of QPR's back line, the right-back position could end up being filled by Liverpool's Glen Johnson.
According to reports, Redknapp is stracking the Reds right-back, having previously worked with him at Portsmouth. And, although doubts have surfaced over Johnson's defensive abilities, his regular place within Liverpool's side - and England's World Cup XI - could guarantee him a starting spot at Loftus Road.