According to the Mirror, QPR are set to offload Taarabt and Traore this summer as they prepare for a major squad revamp under newly appointed permanent manager Chris Ramsey.
Taarabt has made eight appearances for the R’s this season, but has come under much criticism for his lack of work rate and fitness on many occasions.
25-year-old full-back Traore has made 17 appearances this term, but has done little to impress.
Both players have contracts until the end of next season, but Ramsey is keen to build a squad in his own image for the upcoming Championship season, and he does not see either Traore or Taarabt as being part of that image.
Whilst that is no surprise for Traore, it is surprising to see Ramsey planning to get rid of Moroccan international Taarabt, who, at 25-years-old, has exceptional talent in the Premier League.
There have been issues with his fitness in the past, but a good manager should be able to get the best out of him, and only last month Ramsey told Get West London that the attacking midfielder is one of the best players in the Premier League.
The coach said: “Let’s be honest, he should be playing for a top team in a top country like he showed at AC Milan when on loan. At the moment, I don’t think I’ve got the time to spend when I’ve got to get the rest of the squad where I want them to be, and it's frustrating because he’s one of the best players in the Premiership.”
Ramsey’s comments show that he was unwilling to put the hours in to train Taarabt this season due to having to focus upon the whole squad.
But with an entire pre-season to go under the new manager, Ramsey could have worked with the outcast star, got him to the required level, and then let him loose on a Championship division that he has far too much talent for.
However, the report claims that Taarabt is set to be pushed out of the club, and it looks as if Ramsey has no desire to work with him this summer.