Eduardo Vargas and Leroy Fer close to QPR transfer

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QPR manager, Harry Redknapp, has confirmed to Sky Sports News that Leroy Fer and Eduardo Vargas are close to joining the club from Norwich and Napoli respectively.

Redknapp told Sky Sports HQ: ''Vargas is a quality player – he is sharp, he is bright. He can play up front, he can play as a No 10. I liked him in the World Cup and he's someone we've been following for a while. So we're hoping it's a possibility that we can bring him in.

"We've had reports on him for quite a while. One of our scouts who lives abroad has been following him for years now. It’s not done yet, but hopefully it is going to be done."

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Then he spoke about the signing of Fer: "He will be an excellent signing – a Dutch international who played in the World Cup. He is an outstanding midfield player and will bring a lot of qualities to the club.

"He's got a great physique, gets box to box - I think he'll be a good signing for us. We were a bit light (in midfield). You need cover everywhere."

It has been reported Fer will have his medical today ahead of moving to the London-based club for a fee around the £8 million mark.

Solid additions

The Dutch international was said to have been one of Redknapp's top transfer targets, so he will pleased that the board have managed to secure the talented midfielder.

Following a successful World Cup, the club have had to ward off interest from overseas, where clubs like Napoli were said to hold an interest.

However, the 24-year-old apparently favoured a return to the Premier League, and was even willing to stay at Norwich for the season as his family have settled in England.

World Cup pedigree

Meanwhile, Chilean international Vargas will undergo his medical on Wednesday, ahead of a season-long loan. His contract will also carry a clause allowing QPR to sign the 24-year-old on a permanent move after the loan has expired.

Following a highly impressive World Cup and a productive spell on loan with Valencia - where he notched two goals and three assists in eight appearances - a number of Premier League clubs were allegedly alerted to his availability, including Arsenal and Sunderland.

If the transfers go through, they would become Redknapp's fifth and sixth signings of this transfer window. They would take QPR's summer spending over the £20 million mark.

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