Rio Ferdinand is still good enough to ply his trade in the Premier League - according to QPR boss Harry Redknapp.
The veteran defender is on the lookout for a new club this summer having announced his intention to leave Manchester United when his contract expires next month.
Reports have suggested that the former England international could be on his way to America, however a host of English clubs are said to be keen on securing his services.
Amongst his suitors is said to be Redknapp's QPR - and the former Tottenham boss says the 35-year-old still has what it takes to play at the very top.
When asked about his interest in Ferdinand, Redknapp said: “I’ve not discussed Rio. He would be a fantastic free transfer for somebody.
“He’s a fantastic player and still has a lot to offer. He’s had his injuries and it’s whether he stays fit. If he fit’s he’s a top, top player.”
Alongside the Manchester United man, Chelsea's Frank Lampard, who is also out of contract this summer, is said to be on QPR's radar - although once again Redknapp has denied that claim.
"You're not going to get Frank Lampard, it's nonsense," he insisted.
"We couldn't afford Frank - he's still in the England squad. I'm sure he will stay at Chelsea anyway."
While Manchester Untied gear up for Ferdinand's exit it appears as though they are already looking to bring a host of new faces to Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal was appointed as the new Red Devils manager this month, and is believed to have given his employers a list of transfer targets including Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben.
With both Ferdinand and also defensive parter Nemanja Vidic on their way out, Manchester United are likely to target a new defender this summer too.