QPR have set a deadline for £10million striker Loic Remy to decide whether he is staying or going.

Chairman Tony Fernandes revealed Hoops have received offers for the France World Cup international - but hinted that reported main suitors Arsenal is not one of them.

Remy has a clause in his contract that allows to him leave for £10m, but has so far turned everyone down.

However, the club supremo admits he wants the 27-year-old that he persuaded to come while they played a computer game to commit or ship out when he returns from holiday after his stint in Brazil.

“I’d like to keep Remy. He’s proven himself,” said Fernandes. “I think he’s turned down some clubs that are not dissimilar to QPR - so why go? If it’s one that’s bigger then we won’t stand in his way.

“But I’m not going to wait until two days before the transfer window closes for someone to come in for him, because we’ll be in trouble if that’s the case.

“He’s on holiday at the moment but we need to sit down and talk, and maybe play a bit of FIFA 14, or even 15, while we’re chatting.”

The chairman does wants Adel Taarabt to become this season’s Joey Barton and reinvent himself in a hooped shirt.

Prove yourself: Adel Taarabt has been challenged to be a success story at Loftus Road
 

Last August, Barton was a reluctant returnee from a loan spell at Marseille but became on the of the clubs’s success stories in promotion back to the Premier League.

His midfield team-mate has also been out on loan, first to Fulham, and then to AC Milan but is currently back training with Rangers.

“I would like Adel to stay because he’s had a great history with us,” Fernandes said. “He’s never done it in the Premier League. He’s done it in flashes, although he is one of the best footballers I’ve seen, but it’s up to him.

“I think it would be great if he stayed. But if there’s one message I want to get out there, it’s that I want players who want to play for us.”


However, it looks over and out for midfielder Gary O’Neil, who turned out 29 times as part of the Championship promotion squad.

The 31-year-old is also training with Rangers, but Fernandes admitted he was unlikely to figure in the Premier League for Rs.

Fernandes added: “At the moment we haven’t offered him a contract.”

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