Taarabt set to finally leave Rangers

QPR look set to release Adel Taarabt following talks with Moroccan’s representatives.

Taarabt, 26, has a year remaining on his contract at Loftus Road but is keen to secure a move to Benfica, who are interested in signing him.

He was the star of QPR’s 2010-11 promotion-winning campaign and played a key role in keeping the club in the top flight during the second half of the following season.

But Taarabt, signed from Tottenham in 2010, has been desperate for a move for some time and his attitude has been called in to question on numerous occasions.

Accused of being overweight and refusing to train properly by former Rangers manager Harry Redknapp, Taarabt spent most of the season before last out on loan, first at Fulham and then AC Milan.

Taarabt was unable to secure a permanent move to Italy and spent last season as a fringe player at Rangers, making only seven league appearances.

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