Warnock wants Bertrand
Skysports.com understands QPR are looking to take Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.
Last Updated: 05/08/11 4:36pm
Skysports.com understands Queens Park Rangers are looking to take Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand on a season-long loan.
As they prepare for their return to the Premier League, manager Neil Warnock has been busy scouring the market for potential new recruits.
Money has been in short supply so he has been forced to explore all avenues, including the loan market.
Left-back has been identified as one area which needs addressing as a matter of urgency, so candidates for that role have been assessed.
Bertrand would fit the bill, as he is still considered to be a squad player at Chelsea.
It is unlikely that he will be able to oust Ashley Cole from the Blues' starting XI any time soon, so he may be open to another loan move.
He spent the first half of last season with Nottingham Forest, allowing him to see regular first-team football.
Prior to that, the 22-year-old has taken in spells with Bournemouth, Oldham, Norwich and Reading.
Bertrand penned a new four-year contract with Chelsea in July, proving that he is held in high regard around Stamford Bridge, but QPR are hoping that their capital rivals will be willing to let the youngster leave on another short-term deal.
Andre Villas-Boas may be willing to consider an agreement with Rangers as they could offer his promising defender a full season of top flight football, something he is yet to experience.