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QPR star's £65k-a-week wages set to scupper move

Taarabt due to return to pre-season training with the rest of Hoops squad

Loan Ranger: Adel Taarabt spent last season with Fulham and then AC Milan

Adel Taarabt will be forced to return to QPR on Thursday week if no club will pay his £65,000-a-week wages.

The midfielder’s permanent move to AC Milan appears dead in the water because the Serie A side can’t afford the £5million asking fee or his salary.

A second move to Napoli looks also set to founder for the same reasons.

Taarabt fell out with boss Harry Redknapp last summer when the mercurial midfielder made it plain he wanted to return to the Premier League rather than battle a Championship campaign with relegated Hoops.

The Moroccan international was unceremoniously dismissed from the Devon training camp and went on loan to Fulham.

That too was short lived, but a second loan to the San Siro in January proved more successful, and Taarabt scored his first goal for AC Milan eight minutes into his debut against Napoli, ironically.

He went on to score three more in 16 appearances and has told pals he has his heart set on a permanent move to the Rossoneri.

But Rangers squad returns to pre-season next Thursday, and the former Championship player of the year, with two years left on his contract, is expected to pull on his Rs training shirt and muck in with the rest.

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