Costa tipped to start, plus speculation QPR may lower Taarabt price

In the wake of his public fall-out with manager Harry Redknapp, QPR’s Adel Taarabt has again been linked with a permanent move to AC Milan, this time by the Sunday Mirror.

Taarabt ended last season on loan with the Italian club and was desperate to secure a move there, but Milan did not pursue a deal.

But it is claimed that Milan are keen on a cut-price transfer and that Rangers could be prepared to reduce their asking price, which is said to be £7m.

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Rangers want £6m to sell Taarabt (August 2014)

Taarabt was unable to secure a move to Milan during the summer
Taarabt was unable to secure a move to Milan during the summer

The Sunday People reports that QPR defender Rio Ferdinand could retire in January rather than at the end of the season.

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Clause means Rangers can ditch Rio

Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Diego Costa is tipped to start today’s game at Manchester United despite his recent injury and illness.

The Mail on Sunday reports that Costa, who has been struggling with a hamstring problem and spent a night in hospital because of a virus, is set to be deemed fit enough having come through a training session yesterday.

The Mail also reports that caretaker boss Kit Symons is expected to be appointed as Fulham manager in the coming days.

And the People say Fulham are ready to sell Bryan Ruiz in January, with Werder Bremen interested in the Costa Rican.

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