Arsenal target Adel Taraabt is set to move to another club in January, the Daily Mirror claims, with Neil Warnock admitting he won’t stand in the star’s way if he wants to leave.
Taarabt has continually said that he wants to leave QPR in the next transfer window, citing ‘financial reasons’ for the proposed move.
And while QPR are unable to meet the winger’s wage demands, Arsenal have a much higher budget available, particularly after the sales of Gunners stars Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.
Arsene Wenger would also no doubt bring Taarabt into line if he were to make the move to Arsenal, with the manager boasting a low threshold for players acting up against authority.
Neil Warnock admitted yesterday that if Taarabt wants to exit, he may do so.
"My message is the same to every player at the club - not just Adel," he said. "If a player wants to leave, he can leave. I have never had a problem with that.”
"It is in his court, really. If he wants to get the move that he has allegedly talked about, the best way of doing that is playing well.
"I think he's got the ability to play anywhere. His ability's not in question.
"It's putting that into practise which is difficult. At the moment I don't think he's got enough experience to force his way into Barcelona's team or Real Madrid.
"But he's still developing and you just don't know what will happen."
Chelsea are also said to be chasing Taraabt, with the 22-year-old claiming in June that both the Blues and Arsenal had made enquiries about his services.