Queens Park Rangers have refused to comment on reports linking Alessandro Costacurta with the managerial post at Loftus Road.

Rangers have reportedly approached the Italy legend to replace current boss John Gregory.

Italian Formula One magnate Flavio Briatore is poised to take control of the west London club after he and F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone made a £14million recommended offer for the Coca-Cola Championship outfit.

The 41-year-old Costacurta, who won 59 Italy caps, speaks English fluently - and is eager to move into management, but a Rangers spokesman said: "We've got absolutely no comment whatsoever to make on newspaper speculation."