QPR CHASE GALLAS

QPR are looking at the possibility of bringing former Tottenham defender William Gallas on a free transfer before the start of the new season.

The former Chelsea defender was released by Tottenham after his contract came to an end. The former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was responsible for bringing the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender to White Hart Lane. Despite his age, William Gallas has been a success during his short spell with the London club.

However, his contract was allowed to come to an end with the club after they decided not to renew due to his age. QPR are looking at the possibility of keeping William Gallas in London for the next foreseeable future after making a move for the 34-year-old.

Despite being 34 years of age, William Gallas proved to be a major reason for the success Tottenham have achieved in the last couple of seasons when they have reached the quarter-final stage of the Champions League and have also finished in the fourth position this season. New Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is looking to bring down the age of the squad, and has not identified William Gallas has a component of his first-team next season. QPR manager Mark Hughes, on the other hand, has been looking at the possibility of bringing several high profile players to the club.

Manchester United midfielder Park Ji sung recently sealed his move to the London club for another £ 2 million, while William Gallas is not set to be too far behind in negotiations. QPR could also be in for a surprise move for England international Jermain Defoe, who has grown frustrated about the lack of opportunities at Tottenham in his second spell with the club. Andre Villas-Boas, though, refused to rule out the possibility of Defoe leaving the club.

CONSISTENCY COSTS SPURS

Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has said that the club cannot consider themselves to be one among the great due to the lack of consistency in the league.

William Gallas has played for the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier league career.

Both these sides have a reputation for going on runs that extend into a number of games. It has been the reason for their success in recent seasons, but Tottenham have been unable to keep the early season form going in the latter stages of the campaign. As a result, they are now fighting to finish in the top four alongside Newcastle and Arsenal.

They were recently knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea in the semifinals. The 5-1 defeat showed that Tottenham are long way behind the big clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United according to William Gallas. The defender has been one of the impressive performers for the club this season, but like every other Tottenham player, his form has also dipped in recent weeks. He has not been able to get the same kind of defensive strength alongside Ledley King, who is now set to undergo a major operation. Ledley King has been unable to train for a good number of years now.

"I think we have to improve a lot. Even if we have good players and a good squad this result shows we are not ready yet. The atmosphere is very bad - the mood is very down. Yes, everybody is worried because at the beginning of the season everybody was talking about us, saying we play good football, we can finish third, we are 10 points in front of Arsenal. Now we are five points behind them and we have lost the semi-final," said Gallas after the FA Cup semi-final defeat.

GALLAS SEES SIMILARITIES

Tottenham defender William Gallas has said that he is witnessing the same kind of resilience that made the Chelsea side of 2004 and 2005 as Champions.

Tottenham are on an excellent run at the moment, with many even tipping them for the title. They are only a few points away from leaders Manchester City, while they also have two games in hand over their opponents. This has made Tottenham one of the favourites for the title, despite this being one of the years when leaders Manchester United and Manchester City have dropped very few points. One of the reasons being brandished about for this predicament is due to the resilience shown by Tottenham in recent weeks.

Tottenham came very close to losing their star midfielder Luka Modric and William Gallas reckons that keeping the player from moving to Chelsea in the summer was key. Luka Modric has played in most of the matches for Tottenham since then and has been a great influence for them. However, the impressive start Tottenham have made is mainly due to the incredible resilience they are showing according to William Gallas. He says that this resilience was seen in the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title in 2004 and 2005 under José Mourinho.

"You play for success, you play to lift trophies, so now we have to believe in ourselves, work hard to try to catch City. It is very wonderful to see how we play and we can win every game. But we should not forget that City are on top and Arsenal are back," Gallas said. Emmanuel Adebayor, who has signed on a loan deal from leaders Manchester City, has been in sensational form for Tottenham. He has already scored seven goals this season, with many tipping him for a 20 goal season.