Steven Caulker could join Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand, at the centre of Queens Park Rangers’ defence next season, according to the Daily Mail.
QPR are chasing Caulker as they look to ensure that they do not suffer relegation again after returning to the Premier League. The 22-year-old is also looking to move away from Cardiff, as he does not want to drop down into the Championship.
Arsenal and Liverpool have expressed an interest in the English youngster, but Caulker is thought to be unwilling to move to a club that cannot guarantee him first-team football. The offer to join QPR could be a tempting one, as he will be a guaranteed starter in a new-look back four if he signs for the club.
QPR are also able to offer him a lucrative deal, which other interested clubs will be reluctant to match, considering he would only realistically be a bit-part player for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool.
Everton is also an option for the player, however, Caulker supposedly has family in the South of England, which could also tempt him to opt for a switch to Loftus Road, rather than a move up north.
Harry Redknapp is keen to bolster his defensive options, in order to avoid a relegation battle this season, with the club also set to battle West Ham and Southampton to the signing of Nice left-back, Timothee Kolodziejczak. Nice are reportedly asking for around £4million for the player.
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