Hoops manager Harry Redknapp confirmed he was interested in signing West Brom striker Odemwingie and, while he was speaking, the Nigerian international drove to London and addressed a waiting media scrum, making comments to suggest he was set to seal a deal to Rangers.
That was immediately contradicted by West Brom who issued a statement to say he had not been granted permission and QPR then told Press Association Sport that West Brom's story was correct and that the 31-year-old striker had turned up at Lotus Road "unannounced" and that he had "been denied access to Loftus Road".
Earlier in the day, the capture of centre-half Samba was confirmed, with the former Blackburn man moving from Anzhi Makhachkala after Rangers triggered a release clause, believed to be in the region of £10million.
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