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Levy’s Sell & Buy Policy Sparks QPR Interest As Newcastle Loom

Queens Park Rangers are reportedly ready to make a move for Tottenham’s out of favour centre back Sebastien Bassong in January.

The Cameroonian defender has fallen out of favour at Spurs this season and after failing to secure a move away from the club in the summer, he could finally be given a chance to get back to first team action with QPR.

Tottenham were willing to offer Bassong to Bolton Wanderers before the close of the transfer window in August, in a deal which they hoped would secure Gary Cahill, but that move didn’t materialise.

But if as expected, Tottenham return with an offer for Cahill in January, Bassong will be surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane and this could allow QPR to pick up the 25 year-old defender in a cut-price deal.

Earlier this week Rangers’ boss Neil Warnock admitted he needed two new players in January to improve his current squad. ”We have already begun talking about what we are going to do in January and have a number of ideas,” said the former Sheffield United manager.

”There are so many possibilities and if I ask for a certain player, the board will support me. At the moment a striker and defender are my two priorities.

We haven’t got a big enough squad, but we just have to keep going now until January and look to improve again.”

Tottenham meanwhile, could also be ready to do business in the January transfer window, with reports emanating that the North London side are interested in a move for Blackburn Rovers striker Junior Hoilett.

Despite a poor start to the season for Rovers, Hoilett has been their stand out player and with his contract ending at the end of the season, Tottenham could be tempted to make an offer for the pacy striker.

Tottenahm will face some competition for his signature however, as Newcastle United have also been tracking the 21 year-old Canadian. Blackburn’s chances of keeoing the youngster beyond this season took a blow this week as contract talks between the club and Hoilett’s representatives stalled.

Tottenham will be monitoring the situation closely as they look to bolster their attacking for the latter part of the season.

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