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Anelka too expensive for QPR?

News that QPR won’t be making a bid for Nicolas Anelka has just filtered through into the packed Football Transfer Tavern causing debate to break out over where the 33-year-old will end up in January.

New Hoops manager Harry Redknapp has today dismissed speculation in talkSPORT linking him with a move for the Frenchman stating that he believes he would be far too expensive for the Loftus Road club.

Anelka’s spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua has ended on a sour note after a dispute about pay and that has seen him repeatedly linked with a move back to the Premier League in the near future. West Ham and Anelka’s former manager Sam Allardyce are reported to want the striker and appear to be winning the race.

Redknapp ruled out the prospect of the Premier League strugglers making a move for him and also denied any talks with Newcastle striker Demba Ba, West Ham’s Mohamed Diame and Rennes midfielder Yann M’Vila.

He said: “These are all great players but we are not in any negotiations.

“Anelka is a fantastic player but I don’t think we can afford him. We are not in any negotiations with him.”

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