QPR boss Harry Redknapp is chasing Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

The Sunday Mirror says Crouch, who played for Redknapp at Spurs, Portsmouth and Southampton, is wanted by Redknapp as a centre-forward option.

But the problem for Redknapp is QPR chairman Tony Fernandes does not want to employ too many veterans on big wages, especially after Ferdinand's arrival on a free transfer from Manchester United.

Crouch is inside the final year of his Potters deal.

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