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QPR Keen On Tottenham Centre Back William Gallas

by The Newshound

QPR Tony Fernandes Mark Hughes

Loftus Road side chase White Hart Lane defender.

Tottenham to QPR

The veteran French defender has resolved to stay at White Hart Lane. The retirement of Ledley King and departure of Ryan Nelsen to QPR means there will be less experienced cover at centre-back and he believes he will have a role to play.

Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul will all contest the two places available but their injury records indicate Gallas will be needed. West Ham and QPR have shown interest in the 34-year-old but his wages are also an obstacle for those clubs and he sees no reason to take a cut at this stage of his career with a year left on contract. West Ham have signed James Collins but would still like another centre-back on loan while QPR are still considering three more targets.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Given the many quality signings already made by QPR this summer one would not bank against Mark Hughes luring William Gallas from North to West London.

QPR have brought in Robert Green, Park-Ji Sung, Andy Johnson, Junior Hoilett, Samba Diakate and Ryan Nelsen as Hughes looks to improve on last term’s relegation battle and a move to improve their back-line would be a wise one.

French defender Gallas is an experienced campaigner who may feel the time right for a new challenge. The former Chelsea and Arsenal man may struggle to secure a regular first team spot next term with Andre Villas-Boas likely to opt for Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul before turning to the veteran.

QPR conceded 66 goals last term and kept just two clean sheets from 19 away matches and that gives you some idea of how badly Hughes needs to boost his back-line this summer.

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