PSG set sights on £20m Arsenal target


French big spenders Paris St Germain have signaled out QPR’s Adel Taarabt, and are ready to test the West London club with a £20million bid.


Hoops manager Neil Warnock has resisted all previous attempts to prize his former captain away from Loftus Road, reportedly rejecting a £15million offer from the oil-rich Parisians last summer.


The Daily Mail also reports that Napoli have shown an interest in the 22-year-old Moroccan international, who will be keen to resolve any issues over his future before he departs for international duty at the African Cup of Nations in late January.


New QPR owner Tony Fernandes has backed Warnock by insisting they do not want to sell the creative midfielder. However, they may find it difficult to keep a player who has recently shown signs of unrest, and PSG have now intimated they are willing to meet the Hoops’ £20million valuation.


Taarabt stormed out of Craven Cottage after being substituted at half-time in QPR’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Fulham, and was photographed by fans at a bus stop while the teams were still playing in the second period.


It was not the only time he has shown some dissent at being substituted and he has so far refused to rule out any move in the next transfer window.


He said: “I am prepared for any event in January but the decision depends on QPR.”

Taarabt has been the subject of long-term interest from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and the mercurial talent spoke to L'Equipe in the summer about the Gunners' interest in a switch to the Emirates.


"I've had contact with Arsenal and Chelsea, but it's a bit of a mess...but I'd like to stay in London. It' the best city in the world."

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