QPR are launching a bid for Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar.

The Fulham Chronicle says QPR are set to bid £4 million for Vlaar as the ideal partner for Rio Ferdinand.

The imminent arrival of the former Manchester United legend demands pedigree in central defence as Rs bid to cement a comfortable berth in the Premier League.

'Concrete Ron' is in the last year of his contract at Aston Villa, and because the Midland giants are in a state of flux over new ownership, has yet to be offered an extension.

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