QPR boss Harry Redknapp is keen to be reunited with Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.

The Mail on Sunday says Crouch, 32, nearly signed Rangers - the club where he made his professional debut in 2000 - in January but the deal did not get over the line. And Loftus Road boss Redknapp was hoping to resurrect it as soon as the transfer window reopened last week.

Redknapp is willing to pay around the £5m mark for the England ­international, who became Stoke's record signing when he joined the club for £10m on a four-year deal in 2011.