Report: AC Milan will move for QPR's Adel Taarabt if club defeat Lazio

Adel Taarabt

AC Milan must defeat Lazio in the Coppa Italia if they are to sign QPR man Adel Taarabt.

Taarabt looks likely to leave Loftus Road this month, and a return to AC Milan is the favoured destination.

The 25-year-old midfielder spent a spell on loan with the Serie A club last season, turning out 14 times and scoring four goals. He returned to QPR at the start of the campaign, but has struggled to make a positive impact in West London, and has been cast out of the R’s first-team by manager Harry Redknapp.

As reported by the Evening Standard earlier this month, the Moroccan international had been approached by AC’s rivals Inter ahead of a proposed January transfer, but he wasn’t keen on the move.

But now there is another potential destination for Taarabt, with Milan president Adriano Galliani reportedly telling the former Spurs man that the Rossoneri will make an offer to bring him back to the San Siro - but only on one condition.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Galliani will open negotiations with QPR for Taarabt, but only if they can overcome Lazio tonight in the Coppa Italia to secure their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

The same report suggests that, should the Italian club succeed in their goal, they will make an approach to Rangers tonight.

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