QPR are prepared to offer a bumper contract to released Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand. The Daily Star says the 35-year-old defender has been released by United after 12 years at the club.

And QPR are preparing an £80,000-a-week contract which will make him the highest paid player at Loftus Road.

Ferdinand would be keen to return to London after a prolonged period away from the area he was born and raised in.

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