HARRY Redknapp insists that a loan move to QPR for Ireland captain Robbie Keane is not on the cards.
Given Keane's strong form in the MLS season which finished last week, the prospect of a second loan spell in England during the American off-season (the MLS does not resume until March) was suggested, and Loftus Road was mentioned as a possible destination, as Keane has worked with Redknapp before.
But Redknapp now says that's not an option, the QPR boss also distancing himself from Jermain Defoe, another ex-Spurs man now in the US. "Robbie's an amazing footballer, one of the best professionals I've come across. He's gone over there and been the best player in the league, he hasn't gone there for a holiday," Redknapp said.
"But he belongs to the LA Galaxy and is the star man of their team and league. We've never made an enquiry about him. They wouldn't let him go.
"I've never spoken to Jermain. I asked about him in the summer, but he was too expensive and the club wouldn't let him go anyway."