Samba set to join Yun as QPR and Fulham eye late swoops

QUEENS Park Rangers look certain to be the Premier League’s biggest players before tonight’s transfer deadline, with manager Harry Redknapp still working on several last-minute deals yesterday.

A defender and a striker remain Redknapp’s priorities, despite the arrival of South Korea left-back Yun Suk-Young following the successful bid to obtain a work permit.

Former Blackburn defender Christopher Samba could be next to sign after Rangers’ £10m bid activated a release clause in the Congo centre-back’s contract with Russian side Anzhi Makachkala.

Redknapp is also working on persuading Stoke to sell striker Peter Crouch, but is thought to have had a second bid for Fulham defender Brede Hangeland rejected.

The Cottagers, meanwhile, are close to sealing a loan deal for left-sided AC Milan and Holland star Urby Emmanuelson, who can play at full-back or in midfield.

Boss Martin Jol is also interested in a £5m move for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone.