Report: Livorno reach agreement for QPR defender

Livorno have reportedly agreed a deal with Queens Park Rangers to bring outcast defender Armand Traoré to the Stadio Armando Picchi.

Serie A strugglers Livorno have completed a move for Queens Park Rangers left-back Armand Traoré, according to Sky Italia.

The 24-year-old is out of favour at Loftus Road and has played little part for Harry Redknapp's side in their Championship campaign.

However, Traoré did score his first QPR goal last weekend in a 3-1 victory over Ipswich Town and could have been more active in the first team if he were willing to play a more offensive midfield role.

But according to Sky Italia, Livorno have already pounced for Traoré and the deal is set to go through within the next couple of days.

The ex-Arsenal man is no stranger to Italy having played for Juventus on loan during the 2010-11 season but could find Livorno a very different challenge.

Traoré the represented the country of his birth, France, at Under-19 and Under-21 level but he chose to switch to play for Senegal instead in 2011.

Sky Italia believes that Traoré will give his agreement to the transfer tomorrow and will be able to travel to Tuscany for a medical.

Livorno are in dire need of some help as they face a grim relegation dogfight. They currently sit joint bottom of the Serie A table along with Catania on just 13 points. 

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