QPR transfers: We can’t afford Nicolas Anelka – Harry Redknapp
QPR transfers: Harry Redknapp admits the Hoops can't afford to sign former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka next month
Harry Redknapp admits Queens Park Rangers are unlikely to be able to afford to sign former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka in the January transfer window.
The 65-year-old has been linked with moves for a host of names including the French striker, who is currently locked in a dispute with current employers Shanghai Shenhua.
Redknapp had previously declared his interest in snapping up the former Arsenal forward, but the QPR boss conceded that the club are not likely to tie up a deal for Anelka.
“These are all great players but we are not in any negotiations,” said Redknapp.
“Anelka is a fantastic player but I don’t think we can afford him. We are not in any negotiations with him.”
Redknapp also quashed reports suggesting Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard could swap Stamford Bridge for Loftus Road next month.
“I wouldn’t see him leaving Chelsea. No chance. They know what a great player he is,” added Redknapp.
“Financially he doesn’t need to leave and I think he’s happy where he is.”