Dec 7 2012 By Paul Warburton
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QPR are hoping to bring Robbie Keane to Loftus Road.
Rock-bottom Rangers are desperate for proven strikers and the 32-year-old would be ideal in their quest to escape relegation – especially as he would be rejoining the manager he served under at Tottenham.
Harry Redknapp is loath to spend vast sums in January for deals that don’t work out – but could see a short-term contract for Keane (pic) in the offing.
The Irish international is half way through a two-year deal with MLS superstars LA Galaxy. But in the same way David Beckham joined AC Milan in 2009 on an initial similar arrangement, Keane could also join Hoops until the MLS starts again in March. The Rs boss is keeping tabs on things across the pond.
He said: “A short-term loan coming over from the MLS? Yeah, that’s interesting. That’s the market where we have to look.
“Robbie’s a good shout. I haven’t spoken to him yet but a good player. He’s scored goals and did well.”
However, as much as Redknapp would like to bring former target Chris Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala to Rangers, the Russian team's Europa League qualification for the knockout stages has quashed any move for the giant defender.
The manager added: “Samba? No. We’d like to, but no.”