PSG closing in on Taarabt
Midfield ace looks set to leave Loftus Road for France
Last Updated: July 18, 2011 8:19pm
Taarabt: Reportedly the subject of an increased bid from PSG
Skysports.com understands QPR are close to agreeing a fee for the sale of Adel Taarabt after Paris St Germain increased their bid to £15million.
The star playmaker, whose 19 goals last season helped Rangers to the Championship title and Premier League promotion, has been heavily linked with a move to the Ligue 1 giants.
The French side were thought to have previously tabled a £13.5m offer for the 22-year-old Morocco international, which the London club turned down.
But it appears after upping that bid to £15m PSG are closing in on their man.
QPR boss Neil Warnock said earlier on Monday he expected the transfer saga surrounding Taarabt to be resolved 'shortly'.
The former Tottenham midfielder has also been linked to Chelsea and Arsenal, but Warnock has made no secret of the fact he is keen to return to France, where he previously played with boyhood club Lens and where his family resides.
Taarabt has been left behind for Rangers' pre-season tour of Cornwall and Italy, making a potential switch appear more likely.
The youngster arrived at Loftus Road last summer after spending time at the club on loan from Spurs, and is under contract until June 2013.