QPR may not have access to the eye-watering sums of money they used so unwisely the last time they were in the Premier League, but can still afford to shop at the White Hart Lane yard sale.
Widespread reports dictate that capital neighbours Tottenham, a club who also know a trick or two about squandering heaps of cash, will be axing a few fringe players this summer under the instruction of incoming coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Michael Dawson and Andros Townsend are believed to be among this band of superfluous assets and Harry Redknapp is desperate to coerce them to Loftus Road.
Townsend’s stock has dramatically declined following his overnight emergence onto the international scene since a pair of scintillating showings against Montenegro and Poland in October.
He’s struggled for game time at Spurs in the aftermath owing to injuries and a lack of form, though the Lilywhites valuing him at around the £8m mark according to the Express.
This hasn’t completely perturbed the R’s – 2/1 shots to be relegated next season – but are thought to prefer a loan switch.
The Leytonstone lad shone when borrowed to the west London club the first time, scoring two in 12 starts during the Super Hoops’ catastrophic 2012/13 campaign.
Stiff competition for the left-winger comes in the shape of Everton and Newcastle, but QPR’s location, in addition to the guarantee of first-team football, may see them fend off these northern suitors.
The R’s commitment to re-housing those outcast and unloved by the big guns ensures their phone call to the Spurs head honchos concerns more than just Townsend though.
Dawson is a player they originally tried to sign ahead of their last season in the top flight, with a £9m deal agreed before the four-cap England man pulled the plug.
Lacking the mobility that top-level clubs seemingly deem a prerequisite for their centre-halves, the Spurs skipper would cost a fraction of this, but proved last term that he well warrants the outlay.
Steady stopping statistics of 1.5 tackles, 2.1 interceptions and 7.8 clearances per outing indicate the 30-year-old will stiffen up a porous backline that failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last eight games of the regular Championship season.