QPR still unsure on Taarabt

Rangers boss says negotiations with PSG are ongoing

Taarabt: Could leave QPR for French giants PSG this summer

Taarabt: Could leave QPR for French giants PSG this summer

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QPR manager Neil Warnock admits the future of star midfielder Adel Taarabt is still 'up in the air'.

The Morocco international has been heavily linked with a move to French giants Paris St Germain this summer, with the Ligue 1 side thought to have lodged a £13.5million bid for his services.

Warnock has previously urged the talented 22-year-old, who helped Rangers to Premier League promotion last season, to remain at Loftus Road.

But the manager now concedes it is out of his hands, insisting co-owner Flavio Briatore is dealing with the matter.

Decision

"We don't really know at the moment," Warnock told Sky Sports News.

"I think Flavio is dealing with the transfers in and out and I think he's dealing with PSG.

"Thankfully for me it's not down to me. Flavio is going to make the final decision on what money he accepts. They're close to making an offer.

"Whether it's enough for Flavio I don't know, but he'll be telling me as and when he either goes or if he's definitely staying.

"We don't know whether he's going to go or stay, it's up in the air at the moment.

"We're quite optimistic either way. If we lost him it would be easier for me in some respects, the money would come in handy, but I don't think we'll spend any of it."

He added: "With his family all in France, and his girlfriend there as well, there's so many things to taunt you. He's going to be at a top club, (on) massive money.

Difficult

"It's like anything else, your (Luka) Modric and all these other situations. It's very difficult to keep players once their heads have been turned.

"But he's training hard, he's really doing well and he knows if doesn't go, then what better stage than the Premier League to put his talents on show."

QPR will play three pre-season friendlies in the West Country next week, and Warnock says Taarabt will not be involved in that trip.

He said: "I think we've got to try and start playing games without him. We won't take him with us next week. We'll try other people in the three games."