Football - Mixed day for Redknapp

Harry Redknapp managed to secure three of his transfer targets for QPR , but it was the man he did not get who attracted the most attention.

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In the wake of Christopher Samba signing for a club record fee believed to be in the region of £10million this morning, Redknapp then snapped up Tottenham duo Jermaine Jenas and Andros Townsend, with the former penning an 18-month deal and the latter joining on loan until the end of the season.

But it was the non-signing of West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie which caused the most fuss, with the Nigeria international arriving at Loftus Road unannounced and, according to QPR, uninvited, trying to make something happen.

While Odemwingie was addressing a media scrum telling them he was ready for a "new chapter" in his career after a public display of dissent about his situation with West Brom, Redknapp was telling a radio phone-in that he wanted to sign the 31-year-old.

At the same time, West Brom released a statement saying they had not allowed Odemwingie to talk to QPR, something Rangers later backed up.

"Albion have moved to clarify developments regarding Peter Odemwingie after the striker was filmed a short while ago arriving at Loftus Road," West Brom

"The club can confirm they have held further discussions with QPR but those talks have so far proven fruitless and no agreement has been reached.

"Albion would also like to make clear that Peter has not been given permission to speak to QPR about a potential move."

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