QPR boss Neil Warnock hopes midfielder deal collapses

Super Hoops manager does not believe he will be given any money to spend

Neil Warnock hopes Adel Taarabt’s imminent move to French outfit PSG collapses, as the Moroccan international’s departure from Loftus Road moved another step closer today.

Warnock confirmed that he will be operating on ‘the smallest transfer fee there’s ever been’ next season, with QPR owners Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone ordering him not to spend money in the transfer window.

Despite French playmaker Taarabt revealing that he is on the brink of a move to French outfit PSG in a deal expected to be in the region of �17.5 million, Warnock admitted again that he is highly unlikely to see any of the money.

“I am hoping things break down if I’m honest, but I think if they come up with the money then I am sure he will be on his bike,” said Warnock.

“I don’t think we’ll be getting any of the money, I think we have just got to look for Bosmans and look for shrewd acquisitions, loan players etc.

“[We’ve got to] try and do it on the smallest transfer fee outlet there’s ever been.

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“We’ll be trying to survive on that and that will be another achievement.”

Warnock admitted that 22-year-old Taarabt, who has been at Loftus Road since July 2009 first on loan and then on a permanent deal, is virtually irreplaceable.

“Adel wins games for you. He would set the Premier League on fire,” he told Sky Sports News.

“There is nobody like Adel Taarabt but you’ve just got to move on. It’s hard work to get players in anyhow.

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