QPR latest: Newcastle United to rival Rs for Defoe in January?

The latest Queens Park Rangers transfer news, views and rumours.

Jermain Defoe

QPR target Jermain Defoe is reportedly also on Newcastle United's radar.

According to talkSPORT, the former England striker, who has worked with Rs boss Harry Redknapp before on more than once occasion, is both a target of the west London side and the Magpies.

Previously, FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke has said that the Canada-based MLS side will have no problem moving the 32-year-old on should he show a lack of commitment to the club.

QPR and Newcastle are both currently in the relegation zone of the Premier League and could badly do with a prolific goalscorer.

However, Leiweke's most recent commends read: "He is fully committed to Toronto for the final four games of the season.

"We will talk in December but there is currently no deal in place for him to leave."

Steven Taylor

Meanwhile, Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has been linked with a move to QPR.

According to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, the centre-back, who has only played once in the Premier League this season, faces a move away from St James' Park.

Redknapp's side are said to be interested and have the worst goal difference in the top flight.

QPR resume their Premier League season against Liverpool after the international break.

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