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QPR set sights on Tottenham winger

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QPR are set to launch a bid to bring out-of-favour Tottenham winger Steven Pienaar to Loftus Road, report Sky Sports.

Pienaar has found first team football hard to come by ever since completing his switch to White Hart Lane from Everton last January, starting less than ten league games in that time.

QPR meanwhile have upped their activity in the January transfer window since Mark Hughes was announced as Neil Warnock's successor earlier this week and have reportedly already tabled offers for Blackburn's Chris Samba and Chelsea's Alex.

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has also agreed a loan switch to Loftus Road.

Hughes is said to be keen on bringing Pienaar on board to help provide the ammunition for the likes of Macheda, Heidar Helguson, and Jay Bothroyd to score the goals to keep them up this season.

Spurs would demand a fee of around £3 million before allowing QPR to discuss personal terms with the player, who has attracted interest from 'numerous' other Premier League clubs, according to skysports.com.

QPR sit just one point above the relegation zone after a run of eight games in the Premier League without a win, and Hughes has been handed a sizeable transfer kitty to guide the west London club clear of a relegation tussle.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp spoke earlier this month of his desire to keep his squad in tact during the January transfer window with a number of his squad players linked with moves away from White Hart Lane.

However Redknapp may be tempted to allow the 29-year-old to leave Tottenham for the right price because of the cover he has in Pienaar's position.

Rafael Van Der Vaart and Niko Kranjcar have been Redknapp's preferred cover of choice on the right side of midfield when first team-regular Aaron Lennon was injured, while Danny Rose has also featured this season ahead of the South African.

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