Dutch legend Rafael van der Vaart plays down QPR move

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Dutch star Rafael van der Vaart insists there has been no contact with Queens Park Rangers and has played down talk of a move to Loftus Road.

Harry Redknapp’s men are second favourites to be relegated from the Premier League, priced at 2.50, but the boss is working hard to build a squad to try to ensure that does not happen.

Redknapp has already added the experience of Rio Ferdinand to his defence, while Steven Caulker has also arrived from Cardiff City.

Now reports say he has turned his attention to Van der Vaart who he worked with when he was in charge of Tottenham.

The playmaker is currently in Germany with Hamburg and although there is strong speculation suggesting a return to the Premier League could be on the cards, he says no contact has taken place.

“Harry Redknapp has not been in touch with me. He has not phoned me,” he said. “In football you never know, but so far we have not been in touch.

“Harry Redknapp and I enjoyed a really great relationship back at Tottenham. He is a top-quality manager.

“I was in great form back then. I scored 12 (Premier League) goals in one season and I netted 13 in the other season.”

Such a goals return would boost QPR’s chances of beating the drop but it looks as though a deal is far from being done.

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