Midfielder cited "financial reasons" as his incentive for wanting to move on from the club at the Moroccan national team's training camp ahead of this weekend's internationals
The Moroccan international has endured a rocky last few months at Loftus Road, having reportedly nearly joined Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the summer before being replaced by new signing Joey Barton as club captain.
Despite his near departure, Taarabt has started all seven of QPR's Premier League games so far this season, and cited improved pay as his reason for seeking an exit.
"I want to leave QPR during the January transfer window," Taarabt announced at Morocco's training camp ahead of the Atlas Lions' weekend fixture against Tanzania, according to the Sun. "It is for financial reasons."
Taarabt also insisted he had "no regrets" over his decision to decline an international call-up in the summer, having also previously declared that he would never represent his country again.
"It was a youthful mistake," he admitted. "However, I have no regrets about what I did."