QPR Set to Make Move For Free Agent William Gallas

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Redknapp eyes reunion with former Spurs defender.

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Queens Park Rangers could offer a contract to free agent William Gallas, who has yet to find a club since being released by Tottenham at the end of last season.

CaughtOffside understands that QPR boss Harry Redknapp remains a fan of the veteran centre-back, whom he also signed for Spurs on a free from rivals Arsenal back in 2010.

In a long and distinguished Premier League career, Gallas has also played for another London side Chelsea, where he won two league titles in 2004/05 and 2005/06 before moving to Arsenal as part of a deal to bring Ashley Cole to Stamford Bridge.

Although often a controversial character, Gallas has often been regarded as one of the best defenders in the country, being named in PFA Team of the Year in both 2003 and 2006, and may still consider other options before making the move down to the Championship with Rangers.

The 36-year-old could have offers in Turkey and in his native France, though he is settled in England after living in London for over ten years, and may also be keen on a reunion with Redknapp.

Queens Park Rangers will be keen to strengthen their squad in a bid to regain promotion to the Premier League, after a disappointing season last year, where their high-profile and big-money signings failed to save them from a surprise relegation from the top flight.

Redknapp has often shown a tendancy to target former players of his, and has been linked with several raids on his old club Tottenham already so far, though with no success as of yet. QPR were linked strongly with midfielder Scott Parker before he decided to join Fulham, and have also made efforts to re-sign young winger Andros Townsend, who spent the end of last season on loan at Loftus Road.

Striker Jermain Defoe and left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto have also been mentioned as targets for Redknapp, though he recently admitted defeat in this raid on his old club.

He could find some joy with Gallas though, as he is not currently attached to any club after being let go by Spurs at start of the summer, and the defender’s experience and versatility could be valuable for Redknapp’s side as they chase promotion.

As well as his success at club level, Gallas won 84 caps for the French national team, helping them to the World Cup final in 2006, though they lost on penalties to Italy.

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