Andre Villas-Boas is sure Harry Redknapp will keep QPR up, but he has told his predecessor to forget the idea of bolstering his struggling strikeforce with a January bid for Jermain Defoe.

Redknapp has already highlighted a lack of firepower up front as his main concern, with Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora both out with long-term injuries. That immediately sparked speculation linking Redknapp with Defoe - a striker with whom he has worked at Tottenham, West Ham and Portsmouth.

But when asked about the prospect of Defoe leaving in January Villas-Boas said: "That's not possible. It's absolutely impossible. We have the belief in him."

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