QPR Target Peter Crouch & Christopher Samba

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Duo wanted at Loftus Road.

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Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has targeted signing striker Peter Crouch for a fifth time, and is also interested in bringing Christopher Samba back to the Premier League.

Stoke City striker Crouch has played for Redknapp at Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham and Redknapp was to bring the lanky forward to QPR to help save the club from relegation. Crouch has lost his place in Stoke’s first-team but is unlikely to leave the Britannia Stadium, however.

And Loftus Road boss Redknapp has turned his attention to bringing in former Blackburn Rovers defender Samba on loan for the remainder of the season if he can strike a deal with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, who the strong centre-back joined in the summer. Redknapp tried to take Samba to Tottenham last season.

Redknapp told BBC Sport: “These are two players whose names have been mentioned but at the moment we’re not close to doing anything. Crouch’s name came up in a meeting with the chairman but I don’t think Stoke want to sell him.

“On Samba, again the chairman is dealing with this. At this stage I don’t think that’s a goer. I like Christopher Samba and he is a very good player but at this stage I don’t see him leaving Russia. Things can changes but at this stage we’re not close to doing anything.”

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