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QPR Sign Ligue 1 Midfielder and In Talks to Snap Up Serie A Striker as Mark Hughes Lines Up Loftus Road Additions

West London side look to make some last minute purchases.

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Samba Diakite says it is a ‘dream come true’ to have moved to the Premier League after completing a loan switch to Queens Park Rangers from Nancy.

French side Nancy confirmed on Sunday evening that Diakite had agreed to move to Loftus Road after attracting interest from a host of clubs.

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Mark Hughes has confirmed Queens Park Rangers are in talks with Lazio over the potential signing of Djibril Cisse.

Rangers boss Hughes is determined to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window slams shut and is lining up a move for Cisse.
Cisse only joined the Serie A outfit last summer from Panathinaikos, but the former Liverpool and Sunderland striker has struggled to nail down a regular place in the side.

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QPR chairman Tony Fernandes brought Mark Hughes in to arrest the slide in form that the West London side were falling into under Neil Warnock and now the Loftus Road side are looking to strengthen the squad ahead of a very likely relegation battle for the rest of the campaign.

Having brought in Man City defender Nedum Onouha now QPR have brought in French born Mali international Diakite, the tough tackling Nancy man, to help add more steel in the centre of the park and the 23 year old will be a useful addition but will not join the club until after the African Nations Cup, which will be sometime in mid to late February depending on how far his country progresses.

Djibril Cisse is a player who’s previous Premier League career fail to get started after he suffered a horrific leg break at Liverpool and a decent season on loan at Sunderland. The French international got his career back on track at Panathinaikos but has struggled to make an impact at Lazio.

QPR could well do with attacking alternatives as Heidar Helguson aside, the Super Hoops frontmen have struggled. Jay Bothroyd, Jamie Mackie, DJ Campbell and Tommy Smith have scored seven goals between them and therefore a move to sign a new goal-scoring option is vital for their hopes of staying up.

Cisse is an experienced player who may well still harbour aspirations of a spot in Laurent Blanc’s Euro 2012 squad, though one would have imagined such an ambition may be a long shot.

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