Harry Redknapp provides update on QPR’s transfer moves

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Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has given an update on the likelihood of the club making permanent moves for Tomas Kalas, Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Isla in January.

Harry Redknapp has played down Queens Park Rangers' chances of singing Tomas Kalas, Mauricio Isla or Eduardo Vargas in January. 

The R's had been tipped to be close to doing deals for the trio, but Redknapp has cooled speculation today.

Kalas was reportedly on the verge of a loan move to Loftus Road from Chelsea, but Redknapp says that no approach has been made by the club as yet. 

"He [Kalas] is a good player," Redknapp told talkSPORT. "I like him but I have not spoken to anybody at Chelsea about him. We have not made any approach to loan him or sign him.

Redknapp also confirmed that any deal for Isla would not happen in the New Year, although he did not rule of the possibility of signing the Chilean on a permanent contract in the future. 

“Not in January, I wouldn’t think," he said to West London Sport. "I think it’s a case of seeing where the club is – staying in the Premier League is the key.

“If we do that I suppose you could look at it at the end of the season, but it isn’t something that would be done in January.”

Never one to be tight-lipped about transfer dealings, Redknapp also opened up about the side's chances of signing Vargas on a permanent deal.

The loanee has made a huge impression at the London club since signing this summer, but the price that his parent club, Napoli, are demanding for him could be a stumbling block. 

“Napoli paid £12m for him. They’re not going to give him away,” Redknapp said. 

Despite playing down these rumours, QPR are still expected to be fairly active in the January transfer window.

At the moment they are propping up the Premier League table, and the Hoops know that they need to add quality if they are to avoid the drop.

Even though their performance levels have improved of late, results have still been hard to come by and Redknapp is likely to have funds to spend in the new-year. 

Jermain Defoe is strongly linked with the club, while Argentine defender Pablo Alvarez is on trial at the moment and they could be close to being snapped up by the London side. 

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