QPR manager Neil Warnock reportedly wants to sign Jermaine Jenas on loan ahead of a frantic final week of the transfer window.
Tony Fernandes' takeover at Loftus Road has offered last season's Championship title-winners the chance to strengthen their squad before the end of August.
Warnock is as a result rumoured to be preparing to reignite his interest in Tottenham midfielder Jenas, with a view to a loan followed by a permanent £5million deal.
Joe Cole and Peter Crouch have also been mentioned, while West Ham midfielder Scott Parker has also been the subject of an initial bid.
But after Tuesday's Carling Cup defeat to Rochdale, Warnock admitted it is difficult to attract star names to Loftus Road, as he said in The Sun: "It's all right having money and making offers but getting them to sign and move on with you is a different ball game.
"In 10 days, I've got to do 12 weeks' work. In an ideal world, we've always done it early.
"It wasn't possible and we've just got to try to grasp this opportunity and strengthen the squad to give us a chance up to Christmas."