QPR transfers: Tony Fernandes rules out deadline day signings

QPR owner vows not to sign any mercenaries before Tuesday's deadline

Tony Fernandes has poured cold water on talk of Queens Park Rangers making any deadline day signings.

The west London side have been linked with a Serie A swoop for Italy international Marco Borriello and Antonio Cassano in recent days.

The Hoops are reportedly looking to sign an experienced Premier League striker on loan, prompting speculation linking the R’s with a move for Emmanuel Adebayor and Rickie Lambert.

However, QPR owner Fernandes was emphatic in his stance that the Premier League strugglers would learn from past mistakes and not sign mercenaries on transfer deadline day.

“No more cheque book. We have good players. Bought all the players manager asked for in sunmer. Our players not mercenaries. Good guys,” Fernandes wrote on Twitter.

“If something intresting comes up we would look at it. But I’m not optimistic. Given the right motivation, tactics and coaching we can achieve much more.”

QPR signed Republic of Ireland forward Ryan Manning on a two-and-a-half year deal from Galway United earlier in the January transfer window.

Hoops manager Harry Redknapp spent £28m on signing Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker, Jordan Mutch, Leyor Fer, Jack Robinson, Alex McCarthy and Sandro in the summer.

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