Tottenham to keep QPR target Livermore after Sandro injury

Queens Park Rangers’ hopes of signing Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jake Livermore during the transfer window have been dashed after Andre Villas-Boas refused to let the player leave on loan, keeping Livermore as back-up after Sandro suffered a season-ending injury, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was keen to take Livermore to Loftus Road to aid the R’s battle against relegation, and was confident of signing the 23-year-old to boost the Hoops chances of staying up, but Sandro’s knee injury put paid to the move.

Redknapp has had a frustrating few days in his search for re-enforcements to his QPR midfield, after Yann M’Vila, the France international, turned down Rangers’ approach in favour of a move to Rubin Kazan, while Moussa Sissoko appears close to joining Newcastle. Redknapp could instead move for Etienne Capoue.

Livermore has been at White Hart Lane since 2008 following a brief spell as an MK Dons youth team player. He has had a number of loan moves away from Tottenham, spending time at Derby County, Peterborough United, Ipswich Town and Leeds United, and has won senior England international honours after appearing in the early-season friendly against Italy. Livermore has made 50 appearances for Spurs, scoring once.

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