QPR and West Ham in battle to sign Tottenham midfielder Jenas

The Spurs midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, is set to decide between the two Premier League rivals in the next 10 days
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

QPR and West Ham are locked in a battle to sign Jermaine Jenas from Tottenham, Goal.com has learned.

The two London clubs have both made moves for the former England midfielder, who has been told he is free to leave White Hart Lane by new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

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Jenas wants his future sorted out before the start of the new Premier League season and it is increasingly likely he will have a new club by the end of next week.

However, Goal.com understands that it is not yet known whether Jenas will move permanently or on a season-long loan.

The 29-year-old spent last season on loan at Aston Villa but suffered a series of injury problems and returned to London after rupturing his Achilles tendon last December.

Jenas still has two years to run on his Spurs contract after the club exercised their option to extend it by another 12 months in March.

QPR manager Mark Hughes and his West Ham counterpart Sam Allardyce are both keen to add Jenas’ experience and proven quality to their ranks.

Backed by funds from owner Tony Fernandes, Hughes has been one of the busiest Premier League managers in the transfer market this summer after the club struggled on their return to the top flight last season.

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The Rs have already completed permanent deals for Ryan Nelsen, Robert Green, Andrew Johnson, Park Ji-Sung, Junior Hoilett and Samba Diakite, and loaned full-back Fabio Da Silva from Manchester United for the season.

As revealed by Goal.com last week, the west Londoners have also not given up their pursuit of William Gallas.

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