QPR manager Harry Redknapp is hoping to sign defender Richard Dunne.

The Republic of Ireland international is available as a free agent after leaving Aston Villa and Redknapp is looking to lure him to Loftus Road ahead of the upcoming Championship campaign.

"He's not signed yet but he's a player that Harry would like to bring to the club," R's chief executive Phil Beard told the Fulham Chronicle.

"We're looking at a number of players. The main thing is that they want to play for the club and are ready for the Championship, which is very different to the Premier League."

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