Harry Redknapp says he isn’t sure whether Queens Park Rangers will continue to pursue a move for Troy Deeney as Loic Remy may remain at Loftus Road after failing a medical with Liverpool.
The Hoops boss was quoted on Monday stating Rangers’ chairman Tony Fernandes had been talking to Watford over a potential deal for the 26-year-old Hornets striker.
French international Remy was set for a switch to Merseyside at that point but the move broke down and he could now remain with the R’s.
Watford captain Deeney has been the subject of several offers from Premier League sides, with Leicester City, Burnley and Swansea City all making official bids.
Everton and Norwich City have also been linked with the Hornets captain and when asked yesterday if Rangers were still interested in Deeney, who scored 25 goals last season, Redknapp said: “He's [Deeney] a player that's been mentioned, we've spoken about him. He's a player we were interested in. Nothing has happened there at the moment but he was on the list. Whether we pursue it, I'm not sure at the moment."
Redknapp added he did not know if Remy staying at Loftus Road would affect a potential deal for Deeney.
He continued: “We have to wait to see what happens with Loic Remy. He's back with us now and if he's here we need to know whether he's going to stay or not because we can't be losing him on transfer deadline and then not having a striker.
“You can't go in with two strikers, with Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin. We need to make sure we're prepared. If he (Remy) is going to stay we need that commitment now. We need to get him going, fit and playing."
Redknapp appears to be prioritising the centre of midfield over a striking replacement. He says the club need to bring in couple of players in that position before the start of their Premier League campaign.
He explained: “You can’t go into a season with just Karl Henry, Joey Barton and Alejandro Faurlin. It’s impossible.
“You can’t have just three midfield players so we need a couple of top quality midfielders to come in and give us some strength in there.”