Adel Taarabt confirms intentions to leave QPR; Inter interested

The Queens Park Rangers forward says there has been contact with the Serie A club.

QPR star Adel Taarabt says he wants to leave the west London side and has confirmed that there has been contact with several Italian clubs, according to the London Evening Standard.

One of those, as the Moroccan says, is Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan side, who he claims are trying to negotiate a swap deal with the R's.

Taarabt started for QPR during the 2-1 defeat to Burnley at the weekend, generally impressing supporters with his performance.

The 25-year-old, however, has largely been frozen out by boss Harry Redknapp.

“Inter did contact me and they are sure about my physical condition. I think negotiations have reached a stage which involves Inter players that have attracted the interest of QPR; the situation is a bit complicated," Taarabt is quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

“I would like to move and my agent is working on a solution. There has been contact with some Italian clubs, we’ll see what happens, but I want to play for a side fighting for a place in Europe."

The QPR forward's departure could, of course, just be a loan move but it certainly makes financial sense for the Loftus Road outfit should they offload him on a permanent basis.

Taarabt is reported to earn a staggering £65,000 per week and having that weight lifted off QPR's shoulders would be beneficial were the Moroccan even a first-team regular.

The fact that he is not, though, provides further advantages for the west London side should they agree to sell him.

Whether Redknapp has given Taarabt a fair crack of the whip in recent months is another issue, however, as the 25-year-old proved at Burnley that his fitness levels are certainly up to scratch.

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