Arsenal and Chelsea boosted in £10m playmaker chase

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Neil Warnock has claimed that Adel Taarabt has not been offered a new contract at QPR yet, alerting possible suitors Arsenal and Chelsea over the playmaker’s availability in January.

“I don’t see any new contracts for anybody before Christmas. We’ve all got things to prove and we’ve got to do it consistently,” Warnock said of Taraabt.

“When you’ve had a good game for an hour, you don’t start spouting.


“You start spouting when you’ve got eight, nine, ten goals coming up to Christmas.

“He’s got a team that are capable of giving him the ball in dangerous areas and he’s got to perform.”

Rumours were circulating that Taarabt was hoping for a new contract with improvements on his current £25,000 a week salary.

The 22-year-old claimed in the transfer window that both Arsenal and Chelsea had made enquiries over him, but deals with the clubs didn’t eventuate.

“QPR will demand £10million pounds for me, and for now, the clubs do not move too much,” He said at the end of June.

“I had contact with Arsenal and Chelsea, but it is a little muddled [difficult]. Arsenal have not yet sold [Cesc] Fabregas, and as for Chelsea, they do not yet have a coach, so we will see.”

And now, with an extension on his contract looking unlikely until at least Christmas, a January deal could be possible for Arsenal or Chelsea with the youngster.

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