QPR manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed that he is in talks with his former club Tottenham as he attempts to bring defensive midfielder Jake Livermore to the club on a loan deal.

The Spurs midfielder has fallen out of favour under new manager Andre Villas-Boas and it has become clear that he is not in the first team plans of the Portuguese boss this season.

Jake Livermore
Jake Livermore in action for Tottenham in the Europa League [Reuters]

With the likes of Sandro, Tom Huddlestone, Moussa Dembele and Scott Parker all ahead of him, Livermore is aware that he may have to go elsewhere in order to gain regular first team football and it seems QPR could well be an option.

Redknapp was the man that gave Livermore his chance in the first team and he went on to become a regular in the side, whilst also making his debut for England.

QPR are desperate to strengthen their options as they try to avoid relegation and, after picking up a point in the 0-0 draw with Tottenham, it seems Redknapp is keen to ask for some help from his former club.

"Livermore, yes. We are doing a deal to take Jake on loan," said Redknapp, as quoted in the Metro. "I like Jake, I'm a big fan of Jake's. He is a good young player and it will be a good experience for him."

It seems as though the Tottenham midfielder is not the only player that Redknapp is chasing after he also mentioned that he was interested in trying to sign West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie and Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila.

"We made an enquiry for Odemwingie. I don't know whether [chief executive] Phillip Beard has put an offer in but he was a player we spoke about and he was a player I was interested in," said Redknapp, before revealing his interest in M'Vila.

"[M'Vila] is an interesting player, I tried to sign him when I was at Tottenham and he is someone I have watched five or six times in the last year - it is difficult because when you're at the bottom it is harder to attract people to the club.

"I'm going to watch a game in Rennes, there will be a lot of good players on show."