QPR could be about to offer former Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldinho a route into the Premier League after Harry Redknapp was reportedly lining up an audacious offer for the forward.
Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro announced the World Cup winner had left them on Monday, sparking interest from Argentine giants Boca Juniors, Brazilian club Fluminense, Turkish side Besiktas as well as new Major League Soccer franchise, New York City.
The former Barcelona, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain forward tore up his contract with the Belo Horizonte-based club, according to AFP, and is now looking for a new club after his agent ruled out the 34-year-old retiring.
"He will play until he's 42. He will reveal his future destination on Wednesday," said brother brother Roberto De Assis, according to the Globo Esporte website.
Newly-promoted QPR have already signed the defensive duo of former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and Cardiff City's Steven Caulker.
Redknapp has also secured Ravel Morrison from West Ham on loan as he looks to keep the R's in the Premier League and avoid the drop.
However, Ronaldinho would likely be a risky signing for the west London club as his talents have largely diminished since he was in his breathtaking pomp in 2005.
The 2004 and 2005 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner was memorably linked with a sensational move to Blackburn Rovers in 2011.
The Lancashire club's owners Venky's said they were in talks to take the Brazilian, who has won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006, as well as back-to-back La Liga titles in 2005 and 2006 and a Serie A crown with AC Milan in 2011, to Ewood Park as part of a double swoop that also included David Beckham.
However, he returned home to Flamengo in 2011 and moved to Mineiro one year later.