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Redknapp preparing Cole swoop

Created on 01 Jan., 2013 5:20 PM GMT

Harry Redknapp said he would like to bring Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole to QPR and plans to discuss a potential transfer with Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops are bottom of the Premier League and linked with a whole host of players, with Redknapp admitting Cole among his targets.

"I've got a lot of time for Joe as a player and as a person," Redknapp said.

"I'd like to bring Joe here if I can but the deal would have to be right for the club.

"We couldn't do a deal as it (Cole's wages) is at Liverpool. I'll have to speak to Brendan Rodgers. We'll have a chat when the time's right."

The former Tottenham boss has also been reported to be interested in signing Nicolas Anelka and Loic Remy but Redknapp said he is not expecting any deals to be done early in the window.

"I wouldn't have thought so," Redknapp said.

"We're not doing anything really, we'll just wait and see. We've got a game tomorrow against Chelsea, then a cup game (against West Brom) and we've got a little break after that, so we'll see what happens.

"It's difficult at this time of year, it's very difficult to make signings.

"Who's going to let people go? People hold you to ransom if they know you're desperate. It's a very difficult time."

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