Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Scott Parker will likely make a move to Queens Park Rangers in the next 48 hours as Tottenham Hotspur look to offload the midfielder.
Parker's move to Spurs in 2011 after leaving a then-relegated West Ham United, but the 2012-13 campaign was dominated by injury and Andre Villas-Boas' tendency to overlook the England international.
Summer purchases of Paulinho and Nacer Chadli have seriously beefed up Tottenham's midfield and appeared to seal Parker's exit as Villas-Boas looks to cut his first-team squad at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp has continually made his admiration of Parker clear. He signed the 32 year old two seasons ago and is now hoping to taking QPR back into the Premier League, and after a tough season which saw them relegated among reports of dressing room unrest, the manager has his work cut out for him.
In the past year since leaving Tottenham Redknapp has claimed an interest in a number of his former players including the likes of Tom Huddlestone. But Telegraph Sport has confirmed that the manager is close to sealing a deal for Parker and will be able to announce the signing within the next 48 hours if all goes to plan.
"We're hopeful of getting Scotty signed soon," Redknapp said. "He's a great lad and will be a really good signing for us."
A bid for Parker was reportedly rejected last week by Tottenham, but QPR have since had more positive talks with the club over purchasing the star and are convinced the deal will go through.
Parker would be Redknapp's sixth signing of the summer, with the club seeing a host of outgoings as the manager looks to improve harmony off the pitch.