Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has admitted that he is still keen to land Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane but is aware that it may be a difficult task.

Redknapp had hoped to complete a loan deal for Kane on deadline day as he looked to find a suitable replacement for Andy Johnson before the striker's proposed move to Crystal Palace fell through.

Despite Johnson remaining at the club it seems Redknapp is still determined to land his man. However, much will depend on whether Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is prepared to allow the youngster to leave White Hart Lane.

"I was going to take Harry on the deadline. I was going to take him that night when AJ looked like he was going to Palace," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"Now, I don't know. Harry's probably the third choice at Spurs now. Whether they'll still loan him, I don't know. They might do.

"Andy Johnson missed all of last season - is he going to stay fit? Bobby Zamora's had problems too. That is the only area. Everywhere else I'm very happy with."

Redknapp may well struggle to land Kane as it has become clear that Villas-Boas now believes that the young striker is ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor in the pecking order.

QPR had been linked with the Togo international but his high wages meant it was unlikely that the Championship club could afford the striker without substantial help from Tottenham.

Kane is on a far lower salary but Redknapp will need to convince his former club that the England Under-21 international would profit from playing regular football in a lower league than getting a rare outing with Spurs.

QPR have made an impressive start to life in the Championships, currently occupying second place with 16 points from six games, but it seems Redknapp wants more firepower to ensure that it is an instant return to the Premier league.