QPR have approached released Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

The Daily Mail says QPR have made a contract offer to free agent Ferdinand who was released by Manchester United at the end of last season.

The 35-year-old is keen on a move to London and Harry Redknapp is happy to give the veteran defender a one year deal.

The Loftus Road club are prepared to pay close to £80,000 a week to secure the services of Ferdinand, who has also had offers from Aston Villa, as well as clubs in Turkey and the USA.

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