Warnock waits for Taarabt news

QPR boss Neil Warnock is still waiting for news on the possible sale of Adel Taarabt.

Club owner Flavio Briatore has been in discussions with Paris St Germain, who are interested in signing the Morocco international.

A deal with PSG is believed to be close, while Marseille are also reported to have made an approach.

“I’ve not heard anything about any concrete news on it,” Warnock told West London Sport.

“Flavio said to me that as soon as there’s any news he’d let me know about it. If there is a development he’ll tell me, but at the moment there’s none. I’m just waiting to hear from Flavio.”

Taarabt did not travel with the rest of the Rangers squad to Devon, where they thrashed Tavistock on Monday and will face Plymouth this evening.

Warnock explained: “I left Adel in London because I didn’t want him to come down. He was fine about that because his wife’s there and he was happy enough. He had a good week training up at Harlington.”

Recent signings Jay Bothroyd and Kieron Dyer, who both sat out the Tavistock game, will feature for their new club at Home Park.

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny will also make his first pre-season appearance.

“Jay and Kieron had a good training session again today and I’m looking to play them against Plymouth,” Warnock confirmed.


“I didn’t want to put them in against Tavistock, because the next game will be a lot more physical and a better workout for them.

“If I can get half a game out of them to start with, I’ll be pleased. The two of them have looked really good and are looking forward to playing.”

Trialists Danny Gabbidon and Danny Webber will also get another chance to show what they can do before their futures are decided in the coming days.

Warnock said: “Danny Gabbidon hasn’t got a club at the moment and I thought we’d have a look, just as we have with Danny Webber and Brian Murphy.

“It makes sense for us to cast an eye over them because we’re looking in one or two areas, so I’m happy to have them down here.”