Loftus Road boss lines up White Hart Lane and DW Stadium raids.
MARK HUGHES is chasing a deadline-busting treble swoop for Tottenham duo Sebastien Bassong and Steven Pienaar as well as Wigan hit-man Hugo Rodallega.
QPR have already had one bid rejected for South African star Pienaar after failing to meet Tottenham’s £2.5million valuation but they aren’t giving up just yet. New Loftus Road boss Hughes is also looking to strengthen his defence and has targeted Cameroon centre-back Bassong, who hasn’t been able to nail down a regular place at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham value Bassong at £1m more than the £3.5m QPR are willing to pay but Hughes hasn’t given up hope a deal can be done before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
The big Colombian is prepared to sit out his contract at Wigan but Latics supremo Dave Whelan is tempted by the chance of selling him for around £6m rather than losing him for nothing.
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Loftus Road chairman Tony Fernandes is looking to keep his West London side from the drop and knows that pumping money in to bring in new additions is the most likely way of making a second successive season in the top flight a reality. Having brought in Nedum Onouha from Man City, Mark Hughes is now earmarking moves for another trio of Premier League talent.
QPR looked very limp against Chelsea yesterday and weaknesses in the attack seem evident so a move for Steven Pienaar as a creator and Hugo Rodallega as a finisher are wise ones. In terms of the Super Hoops back-line, things in that department do not seem a pressing as the the newly promoted side have steadied the ship in their defence since Hughes took over, conceding three in their last four games.
Harry Redknapp have barely used South African Pienaar in the last year and the former Everton man can not be happy about seeing his career stagnating on the White Hart Lane bench.
Roberto Martinez will be mindful that Colombian international Rodallega will be available to leave the Latics on a free transfer in the summer but will have to balance that fact with the option of losing the 26 year old, who finished as the club’s top scorer over the past two seasons.