Report: QPR lower Taarabt price, but Milan want further reduction

According to the Italian press, Queens Park Rangers have lowered their demands for Adel Taarabt, but AC Milan want a cheaper deal.

Adel Taarabt has been a surprise success story for AC Milan, but the Rossoneri are driving a hard bargain over his permanent purchase.

A few eyebrows were raised when Milan signed Taarabt, who was on loan to Fulham from Queens Park Rangers, in January on loan until the end of the season.

But the Moroccan has been excellent in Serie A and was part of the side that beat rivals Inter last night to strengthen their bid for Europa League football.

Milan have enjoyed something of a renaissance over the last two months and Taarabt's form has been a significant factor.

Now Milan are attempting to prevent the 24-year-old having to return to Loftus Road, but they are said to be keen to reduce QPR's asking price.

According to Tuttosport, a meeting between Milan CEO Adriano Galliani and Taarabt's representative Kia Joorabchian has been held to discuss personal terms and they look likely to be agreed.

However, although QPR have reportedly agreed to reduce their demands from £6m to closer to £5m, Milan are said to be unwilling to go higher than £3.2m.

The difference between the two clubs' valuations may be significant, but Taarabt clearly wants to stay and Milan are determined to keep him, so a permanent deal still looks likely this summer.

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