... Newcastle United to forget about making a renewed approach for Loic Remy, and expressed confidence the striker will be still be at QPR when the transfer window closes.
The France international came close to joining Liverpool last month, only for the deal to collapse when problems emerged with his medical, but the existence of an £8m buyout clause in his contract means his future will continue to be in doubt until the transfer deadline arrives.
Redknapp: “I sat down with him when he came back, but I didn’t have to persuade him about anything.
“We sat down and he said, ‘Look, I’m back and I want to play’. Unless something comes up – Champions League or something massive for him – he would like to stay here and play.
“He’s shown that attitude every day on the training ground – I couldn’t have asked for more from him. He’s worked hard and got himself fit, and that’s all you can ask.
“There have been several clubs that have rung up about him in the Premier League, but I don’t think they would be clubs he would particularly want to leave QPR for.
“We hope Loic will stay, and I’m not trying to sell him because we don’t want to sell him. For me, really, he should be a £20m striker in comparison to others that are getting sold for £12m. To have lost him for the amount we were going to, he would have been too cheap.”