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The centre-back will line up alongside Rio Ferdinand at Loftus Road

Darren Bent has remained largely on the Aston Villa bench over the last season

Transfer news: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert confirms striker Darren Bent set to join Fulham having undergone a medical

Lambert confirms Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway's comments earlier today that the Cottagers had lured Bent on a season-long loan deal

Scott Parker and Jermain Defoe

Transfer news: Jermain Defoe next target for QPR as Harry Redknapp closes on Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Rangers' boss wants to bring his former players to Loftus Road and has said they will be crucial if the club are to return to the Premier League

Scott Parker

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker close to QPR switch

Scott Parker is close to signing for Queen's Park Rangers after the west London club agreed a £3.5m fee with Tottenham.

Scott Parker

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp hopeful that QPR will complete signing of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker by the end of this week

Former Spurs boss wants to link up with the 32-year-old once again as he attempts to lead the west London club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking

Troy Deeney celebrates scoring against his boyhood-club Birmingham to give Watford a 1-0 win (Getty Images)

Transfer news: Watford striker Troy Deeney emerges as a shock target on Tottenham radar

Andre Villas-Boas is interested in the 25-year-old with Jermain Defoe likely to leave White Hart Lane

Huddersfield 1 QPR 1 match report: Junior Hoilett rescues a point as Rangers fail to cash in on possession and chances

James Vaughan opened the scoring but defensive display earns hosts a point against Championship favourites

France midfielder Etienne Capoue

Transfer news in brief: Etienne Capoue nears
Tottenham switch; Stewart Downing set to leave Liverpool; Anton Ferdinand let go by QPR

Tottenham are close to completing a £9m deal for the France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Ligue 1 club Toulouse.

Transfer news: QPR midfielder Park Ji-sung rejoins former club PSV Eindhoven

South Korean returns to the club he played for before Manchester United move

Transfer news: QPR sign former West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil on a free transfer

O'Neil joins on a one-year deal after spending the last fortnight training with the club

QPR’s Adel Taarabt shows frustration at a point but City felt the pain

Transfer news: Fulham confirm loan deal for QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt

Moroccan international will return to the Premier League with west London rivals after a season-long loan move was agreed

QPR striker Loic Remy

Transfer news: Loic Remy completes loan move from QPR to Newcastle

The striker will spend the season on loan at St James' Park

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 6 August 2013

England retain urn after sodden draw

Jermain Defoe in pre-season action for Tottenham

Transfer news: Andrew Johnson feels Harry Redknapp can tempt Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe to leave the Premier League for QPR and the Championship

Redknapp worked with Defoe at West Ham, Portsmouth and Spurs but Defoe is unlikely to drop down a league in a World Cup year

QPR’s Adel Taarabt shows frustration at a point but City felt the pain

Transfer news: Fulham 'expected' to complete loan signing of QPR midfielder Adel Taraabt

Moroccan international will return to the Premiership on a season-long loan with the Cottagers

QPR striker Loic Remy

Transfer news: QPR striker Loic Remy to have medical at Newcastle ahead of proposed loan deal

Newcastle are yet to complete a deal for any new players but are close to securing both Remy and Bafetimbi Gomis

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