Southampton have joined the battle for Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer.

The London Evening Standard says QPR have lodged a £4.8million offer for the Holland international.

Manager Harry Redknapp is determined to strengthen his midfield options but Southampton have also stepped up their interest.

They have money to spend after receiving in excess of £90m for five players this summer and are facing a tough task to keep hold of Tottenham target Morgan Schneiderlin.

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