Redknapp confirms QPR working on Odemwingie & Livermore deals

After the scoreless draw with Spurs, the R's boss revealed that the club are looking to strengthen the squad in an attempt to boost their chances of survival this year
QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed the club are lining up moves for West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie and Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore this month.

Livermore broke into the Spurs first team under Redknapp, but his game time has been significantly more limited under new boss Andre Villas-Boas.

“Yeah, we’re taking Livermore,” Redknapp told reporters.

“We’re doing a deal to take Jake on loan. I like Jake, I’m a big fan of Jake’s. Good, young player. It will be good experience for him, I think.”

But Tottenham’s Portuguese boss was less committal on Livermore’s potential loan move, stating that the deal was yet to be concluded.

“There’s nothing confirmed yet,” Villas-Boas said after watching his side draw 0-0 against QPR. “I think when we announce it, it will be official from all three parties.”

Redknapp – currently short of quality strikers on his roster – also confirmed his interest in bringing West Brom’s Nigerian forward Odemwingie to Loftus Road, a player he has long admired.

“We made an enquiry for Odemwingie, yes,” the QPR boss revealed.

“I don’t know whether [chief executive] Philip Beard has put an offer in, but he was a player that we spoke about and he’s someone that I was interested in making an offer for.

“And there’s every chance we have made an offer for him, but I haven’t spoke to him [Beard] today. Probably an offer may well have gone in.

“I don’t know what’s happened with the offer, if there is one. He’s just a player that I spoke about, I said he was an interesting player, find out if West Brom would sell him and that’s how I left it with the chief executive to try to find out for me.”