Crystal Palace have moved to trump QPR for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker.

The Daily Mail says QPR boss Harry Redknapp wanted Caulker to form part of his back-four next season.

But Palace boss Tony Pulis is also interested in signing the former Tottenham defender, whose Cardiff deal carries an £8 million buyout clause.

It is understood Palace officials have made contact with Cardiff to express their firm interest in the centre-half.

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