Traore, 26, made his name with Arsenal, turning out 32 times for the Gunners following a 2005 move from Monaco, but failed to nail down a first-team place under Arsene Wenger.
After loan spells with Portsmouth and Juventus, Traore was sold to Queens Park Rangers in 2011, making 93 appearances for the R's so far - but his career at Loftus Road hasn't gone to plan over the last year.
The left back hasn't played a first-team match since the 7th of April against Aston Villa, missing the entirety of this season through knee and calf injuries.
Get West London reported earlier this week that Traore earns a staggering £25,000-a-week, but his contract expires this summer, leaving the R's and manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink with a decision to make about his long-term future at Loftus Road.
The Sun report that QPR have already made an initial decision though, as it's claimed that Traore will - unsurprisingly - be allowed to leave the club on a free transfer when his contract comes to an end.
There doesn't appear to be much time for Traore to change QPR's mind either, as after so long out of action, he has become something of a forgotten man in West London, and a change of scenery would almost certainly be the best option for the Senegal international defender.
Should QPR keep Traore or let him go?