QPR latest: £1.5m rated right back linked, Taarabt fitness update

All the latest Queens Park Rangers news including a transfer story involving Lazio player Abdoulay Konko and Adel Taarabt on his fitness.

The potential availability of Lazio right back Abdoulay Konko, a 30-year-old Frenchman, has reportedly piqued the interest of a hat-trick of English clubs including West Bromwich Albion, West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers.

According to Forza Italian Football, the three British clubs will duke it out for Konko when the transfer window reopens for trading in January.

Konko may be keen for a move as he has only been seldom used by manager Stefano Pioli. This, after making 21 starts in the Serie A - with 45 tackles and 76 clearances to his name - last season.

A bid of £1.5 million could be enough to secure Konko's services.

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp was recently panned for claiming some of his players were fatigued, or short of match fitness, despite only being two months into the Premier League season.

For Adel Taarabt, lacking fitness should not be an issue as the winger believes he has benefited from the international break.

He said: "I have to work hard to get back in the team and help QPR win games.

"These two weeks for the international break will help me get to 100 per cent. I did not have a very good pre-season and I need games. Hopefully my ankle will be fine, it is not a big injury."

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