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Wolfsburg Plot £8m Move for QPR Playmaker Adel Taarabt

Adel Taarabt is set for a the QPR exit door, with Wolfsburg reported to be interested in the Moroccan.

Taarabt has endured a mixed second season at Loftus Road and only scored his first Premier League earlier this month in his side’s 2-1 home win over Arsenal.

Poor performances over the season has led to speculation the forward will be sold to Wolfsburg for a fee of around £8m this summer, however Hughes insists he wants to keep the former Tottenham playmaker at Loftus Road.

“I think there was speculation this week,” said Hughes.

“I’m unaware of it [a potential move] and certainly we have not had any conversations in that regard.

“Adel is part of what we want to build in the future. I have no intention of allowing him to leave as he is a big part of what we want to do in the future.”

Contrary to Hughes’ words, he may find it hard to keep hold of the striker if QPR fail to avoid the drop come May. The London club have enjoyed some decent home wins recently, notably against the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool respectively. However, the Hoops have struggled with away form this season, managing just three wins in 16 away appearances.

If the Loftus Road club fail to avoid relegation, it is likely that owner Tony Fernandes will need to sell the likes of Taarabt in order to cut the club’s wage bill. The Moroccan playmaker is likely to seek a move abroad following a disappointing spell in England, where he has failed to live up to the hype he gained as an 18 year-old.

Former Bundesliga champions Wolfsburg are reportedly looking to strengthen their squad for next season following a below par 11/12 campaign.

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