QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt expecting January bid from Paris Saint-Germain

The Morocco international was a reported target for the Ligue 1 leaders throughout the summer and the Loftus Road star feels that a transfer could be resurrected in the New Year
QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has said that French giants Paris Saint-Germain are set to make another bid for is services when the January transfer window opens.

The Morocco international was a target for the Ligue 1 leaders in the summer, but saw a move to the French capital fall through, which Taarabt believes was over concerns for his temperament voiced by PSG sporting director Leonardo.

Taarabt told Canal+: "He (Leonardo) called [former QPR chairman] Flavio Briatore, but the first thing he said was: 'OK, but there is Adel's temper...'

"Flavio just replied: 'It is up to you to know how to manage it. We could manage it last season he helped us back into the Premier League.'

"That is just an excuse from Leonardo not to sign me because he had other priorities. He preferred [Jeremy] Menez, [Javier] Pastore and even wanted Ganso [the Brazil and Santos midfielder]."

Nonetheless, 22-year-old Taarabt believes that the wealthy owners of the French club, the Qatar Investment Authority, are still interested in securing his services, but that the final say over his potential arrival in Paris may remain with Leonardo.

"The Qatar officials told me 'Do another great six months and in January we will be back," added Taarabt.

"However, I am under no illusion. I know I am not Leonardo's priority."

On the other hand, Taarabt has indicated that whilst a transfer to the French capital would be a dream, there are some parts of a move away from the Premier League and to Ligue 1 that aren't too enticing.

"Paris makes me dream, but there are only four big matches to play against Marseille, Lyon, Lille and maybe Rennes," he added.

"Without being disrespectful, playing at Evian or Dijon would not be very exciting."