The Hamburg midfielder, who excelled under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham, is open to discussing a possible move back to England but has not talked to his former manager
The Hamburg midfielder has been linked with a move to Loftus Road as the Rs prepare for a return to the Premier League following their promotion last season.
Van der Vaart, who enjoyed a successful spell under Redknapp at Tottenham, denied having any discussions with his former boss but hinted he could be tempted to move if the opportunity arises.
"Harry Redknapp has not been in touch with me. He has not phoned me," he told Bild.
"In football you never know, but so far we have not been in touch.
"Harry Redknapp and I enjoyed a really great relationship back at Tottenham. He is a top-quality manager.
"I was in great form back then. I scored 12 (Premier League) goals in one season and I netted 13 in the other season."