QPR interested in former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has confirmed he is interested in signing former Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim on a short-term deal.

Israel international Ben Haim, 30, left Portsmouth in August, but has been training at QPR since early December.

"Tal has worked hard [in training] and we will look to give him a contract until the end of the season," Redknapp said after his team's win at Chelsea.

"He may be added to the squad. He is keen to have a go with us."

Ben Haim has not played competitive football since Israel's 4-0 World Cup qualifying defeat against Russia in September.

He made more than 50 appearances for Portsmouth after signing for them in 2009 while they were in the Premier League.

Ben Haim's departure from Portsmouth helped free up finances for the club to avoid liquidation.

He previously had spells at Bolton, Chelsea and Manchester City.