QPR latest: Taarabt 'wanted' Milan move, Simpson shocked at departure

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Adel Taarabt reportedly wanted to trade west London for Italy on Deadline Day, according to AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani.

When asked about the £65,000-a-week star, Galliani said: “He wanted to return to Milan and I spoke with him on Monday.

“But we were looking for a different type of player and we chose [Giacomo] Bonaventura.”

QPR owner Tony Fernandes, however, says Taarabt wants to stay at Loftus Road and has even told the London Evening Standard that he believes the Moroccan will star for the Rs this season.

“I think Adel will be a surprise for many this season," Fernandes said. "He’s focused and wants to stay at QPR. He can turn games around in a few minutes, so it’s important to have him.

“He is happy to be here. He was the best player at Burton Albion last week [in the Capital One Cup], even though we lost. Like many people who wrote off Joey [Barton] - and he was key for us last season - Adel is going to be something special."

Danny Simpson

Meanwhile, Danny Simpson has revealed his shock at QPR's decision to sell him to Leicester City.

"I was quite surprised when Harry Redknapp pulled me into his office said Leicester City had made an enquiry, how do I feel and that he was happy to let me go," he explained.

"I had enjoyed a good pre-season and was ready to hit the ground running in the Premier League, so it was a little bit of a shock after the year I'd had."

Alejandro Faurlin

Elsewhere, QPR midfielder Matt Phillips has been speaking about Alejandro Faurlin, who recently tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament for the third time in as many season.

“He’s a great lad and we’re all a team in it together, and we wish him well,” he said.

And Phillips also says new signing Mauricio Isla is starting to gel with the rest of the Rs squad: “It’s hard for a foreigner coming into the English game but Mauricio has started to gel.”

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