Report: Milan getting closer to keeping Taarabt

Adel Taarabt

AC Milan are closing in on a deal to sign Adel Taarabt on a permanent basis, according to the latest press reports.

Adel Taarabt is proving to be something of a revelation at San Siro and AC Milan appear to be working on agreeing a permanent switch.

The Moroccan midfielder joined Milan from Queens Park Rangers on loan in January - a deal that raised many eyebrows.

It was widely suggested that the 24-year-old wasn't good enough to set Serie A alight, but he has impressed so far during his stay in Lombardy.

Taarabt won plaudits for his excellent performance against Chievo last weekend as he helped Milan to a comfortable 3-0 victory.

Several Italian newspapers labelled Taarabt Man of the Match for his efforts in vanquishing the Flying Donkeys and Milan have been praised for finding a low-cost addition to the squad who is capable of making things happen.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Milan have the option to make Taarabt permanently theirs for just under £5m programmed into the arrangement of the loan.

However, the Rossoneri are said to be keen to negotiate that price down to closer to £3m and are reportedly working on an arrangement with the player's adviser Kia Joorabchian.

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