The Brazilian reportedly failed to agree personal terms with Mark Hughes' side, while the sporting director of the French club, Leonardo, admits Thiago Motta is on the club's radar
The Brazilian has reportedly snubbed the chance to stay in the Premier League after failing to agree personal terms with QPR, a decision which could pave the way for a switch to the Ligue 1 club where he would be reunited with former boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Leonardo also admitted the club are also targeting Inter's Thiago Motta but insists an agreement with the Serie A side is long way off.
"Thiago Motta and Alex? For both, there is a possibility. But for now, nothing is done," Leonardo told L'Equipe.