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QPR have second bid for Brede Hangeland rejected by Fulham

Fulham reject QPR's second bid for Hangeland as Redknapp looks to shore up defence

By
Laura Williamson

PUBLISHED:

15:05 GMT, 30 January 2013

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UPDATED:

15:45 GMT, 30 January 2013

Fulham have refused an increased bid from Queens Park Rangers for captain Brede Hangeland.

Rangers are close to bringing in Christopher Samba to replace Ryan Nelsen but have still not given up their pursuit of Hangeland, 31, as Harry Redknapp looks to bring in at least one experienced Premier League defender.

Going nowhere: Fulham have rejected a second bid from QPR for Brede Hangeland

Going nowhere: Fulham have rejected a second bid from QPR for Brede Hangeland

The Norway centre half is out of contract at Craven Cottage in the summer and has so far delayed signing an extension to bring him in line with top earners such as Mark Schwarzer and Dimitar Berbatov.

Fulham, though, have so far resisted all Rangers' attempts to lure Hangeland to Loftus Road.

Tall order: Hangeland's contract is up at the end of the season

Tall order: Hangeland's contract is up at the end of the season

Manager Martin Jol said last week: 'He's our strength and we would be silly to get rid of him or sell him now.'

QPR missed out on another target as Porto defender Rolando opted to join Italian side Napoli.

Julio Cesar to sign for QPR from Inter Milan

EXCLUSIVE: Cesar to complete stunning switch to QPR from Italian giants Inter

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UPDATED:

21:51 GMT, 27 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

Mark Hughes will complete the sensational signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar in the next 24 hours to replace Rob Green at QPR.

The signing of the Inter Milan keeper, who won the Champions League and five titles with Inter in seven years in Italy, is expected to be confirmed on Wednesday. QPR host Walsall in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Chairman Tony Fernandes believes the signing can help Mark Hughes lift the team away from near the foot of the table. Rangers lost 5-0 at home to Swansea on the opening day, took a point from Norwich — and travel to Manchester City next .

Incoming: Julio Cesar is set to complete his move to QPR

Incoming: Julio Cesar is set to complete his move to QPR

Cesar, 32, was in London on Monday and is expected to complete a transfer for an undisclosed fee. It is a complicated deal as the London club reach an agreement on his salary. He had two years left on his Inter contract.

The news is being greeted with surprise in Brazil, where Cesar is regarded as one of their greatest keepers. He was voted the third best in the world in 2009 as well as Serie A keeper of the year in 2009 and 2010. He may not be fit to face City, though he is said to be eager to play.

Hughes is also considering a loan move for Porto centre half Rolando as moves for Michael Dawson and Ricardo Carvalho have stalled.

Target: Rolando (second left) is also on QPR's transfer radar

Target: Rolando (second left) is also on QPR's transfer radar

The manager has vowed to put out a strong side against Walsall to avoid embarrassment and kick-start their season.

Last season, predecessor Neil Warnock opted to focus on the league and fielded a weakened side, who went out in the first round to League One Rochdale.

Hughes said: ‘That is not the policy I will be following. We are at home against lower-league opposition and it is important to progress and improve our performances.

Plan: Mark Hughes will field a strong team in the Capital One Cup

Plan: Mark Hughes will field a strong team in the Capital One Cup

‘There are only so many competitions that we can progress in and win. Why give up a chance by fielding a weakened side

‘There is a chance you might get embarrassed if you don’t do it correctly.’