QPR could make a move for Palace star Ambrose

Super Hoops chase Palace player

QPR are set to bid again for Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose if controversial captain Adel Taarabt seeks a move away from Loftus Road.

Taarabt, who played a pivotal role in Rangers’ Championship success last season, has hinted that he is disenchanted with the club’s reluctance to offer him an improved contract – and their failure to strengthen their squad so far this summer.

Should he ask for a transfer, Rs boss Neil Warnock – who recently confirmed that he hopes to add around six players to his promotion-winning squad – will renew his interest in the man who was his preferred target as midfield playmaker last summer before the �1m signing of Taarabt from Tottenham.

Palace eventually accepted a �750,000 offer for Ambrose from their former manager, but the 27-year-old decided to stay at Selhurst Park and sign a new three-year deal.


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However, Warnock stated at the time that he remained confident of luring Ambrose to Loftus Road in the future – and Rangers are now in a position to offer him Premier League football.

It is understood that they have already held preliminary discussions about the transfer and, while Palace’s financial position has significantly improved since last year, a seven-figure offer may persuade them to sell.

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Ambrose, who has also played for Ipswich, Newcastle and Charlton, missed two and a half months of last season with injury, but returned to help Palace avoid relegation from the Championship for the second year running.

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