Sunday, 24th July, 2011

Despite Queens Park Rangers ruling out the sale of Adel Taarabt to Paris Saint-Germain yesterday, the French giants have not given up on taking the Moroccan to the Parc des Princes.

PSG had made a bid of €9.4M for Taarabt, but this was rejected by QPR, who issued a statement confirming the playmaker would not be sold this summer.

However, this has done little to put PSG off the scent with the French club’s owner, Sheikh bin Tanima Hamad al-Thani remaining desperate to take Taarabt to the French capital in time for the new Ligue 1 season.

To this end PSG will send a new proposal to QPR next week, with the offer being €11M plus a number of bonuses depending on Taarabt and the club’s performance when the player moves to Paris.

Taarabt for his part is ready to move to Paris, but is promising not to make trouble if the move does not go through and believes a deal needed to be done this weekend.

"Me, I want to go to Paris", Taarabt told L’Equipe, "but if it is not resolved this weekend, it will no longer be resolved.

"My team-mates leave for training tomorrow and I am still under contract. I must respect my team. I am the captain and I will resume preparations with the club."

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