Deadline day drama is nothing new to QPR boss Harry Redknapp and the haggling hotshot has got Sky Sports reporters salivating over some juicy, last minute gossip once again.
Whether it’s that he doesn’t believe in scouting or simply doesn’t like change, the veteran R’s chief is always eager to sign players who he’s worked with in a previous role and is busy parlaying with former club Tottenham over two old flames in particular.
Their names are Sandro and Aaron Lennon, who could soon be re-housed at Loftus Road with neither fitting in with Mauricio Pochettino’s Lilywhites’ master plan.
After the Hoops move for Lassana Diarra (another renowned Redknapp favourite) collapsed, their need for tenacity in midfield resides in the red on the desper-o-meter, but the odds gurus at bwin.com tell us the imminent arrival of Brazilian destroyer Sandro will allay their fears.
A microscopic 3/100 says the 25-year-old will make the cross-capital switch before close of play at 11pm today, with Benjamin Stambouli’s acquisition from Montpellier almost certainly spelling the end of his Spurs days.
It’s not as sure that Lennon will be bunged into the red-light-dodging taxi alongside the South American anchorman though.
QPR share odds of 2/1 with Stoke to be the club that pays the Leeds academy product’s wages after 11pm tonight, with current employers Spurs 2/5 favourites in this three-team toss up, suggesting that the England winger is going nowhere.