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Tottenham defender attracting QPR attention

Reports are suggesting that the interest in Tottenham defender, Sebastien Bassong, has now grown by one with QPR looking to gain his signature.

The Cameroon international is expected to leave White Hart Lane this year after struggling to tie down a regular place in Harry Redknapp’s first-team plans.

Bassong completed a move to Tottenham in 2009 but has only made just over 65 appearances for the North London outfit.

Thirteen of those appearances came this season, four of which being from the bench and mainly in the club’s Europa League run.

QPR manager Mark Hughes may just have tied up the £2.5m signing of former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha, but the Welshman isn’t expected to stop there and is apparently still hoping to sign further improvements.

Relatively fresh Hoops owner, Tony Fernandes, has shown his commitment to the West London side since taking over in August and has reportedly set aside £25m for January transfers.

Although Bassong transferred to Spurs for £8m, his price-tag will have gone nowhere but down in the past two-and-a-half years and he is expected to be available for around £3.5m.

The 25 year-old will be keen to return to first team action and is reportedly wanted by French side Lille, making a January transfer very plausible.

QPR have appeared to be in good spirits under Hughes’ guidance and gained their first Premier League win in nine matches last weekend with a 3-1 victory over Wigan.

The Hoops may be hoping for top flight survival at the moment, but Fernandes is assured in his long-term targets for the side and is more than willing to spend big in order to achieve his goals.