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The England international is reportedly close to a move to MLS side Toronto FC and the young striker has been recently included in the first-team squad by new boss Tim Sherwood.

Harry Redknapp admits it is unlikely he will be able to lure either Jermain Defoe or Harry Kane from Tottenham to QPR.

Redknapp has been linked with another raid on his former club to bolster his attack at Loftus Road - which has been largely reliant on 12-goal Charlie Austin this term - after loan moves for Tom Carroll and Beniot Assou-Ekotto.

Defoe is reportedly set to join Toronto FC, but the MLS season does not start until March and it has been suggested the former West Ham man could make a short-term switch to QPR in the meantime.

Redknapp is also an admirer Kane, who was praised by Tim Sherwood after coming off the bench in Tottenham's win at Manchester United - and Redknapp does not expect either player to drop down to the Championship.

"I would love [Defoe] on loan for a couple of months but I couldn't see a possibility of it happening and we've never discussed it," he told reporters. "Harry came on at Manchester United so I think he's in Tim's plans.

"I'd be surprised if Tim, if he loses Defoe, [lets Kane leave] as he'd only have two strikers."

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