Paris Saint-Germain's move for QPR's Adel Taarabt in doubt due to power struggle between Leonardo & owners – report

There are tensions at the top of the capital club, with the Qatari consortium apparently having a difference of opinion with the newly appointed director concerning the Moroccan
Paris Saint-Germain's proposed move for QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt has hit a snag due to a dispute between the French club's Qatari owners and sporting director Leonardo, according to France Football.

The 21-year-old Moroccan has split opinion within PSG's hierarchy, as Leonardo is much less keen on the player than club president Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the report suggests.

Al-Thani is completely sold on Taarabt, who was voted the best player in the Championship last season after he scored 19 goals and provided 16 assists for Neil Warnock's men, who were promoted to the Premier League as champions.

Despite Leonardo's misgivings, he submitted an initial bid of £5.3 million for the former Tottenham starlet, but indicated that he would not offer more than £7m, which is well short of QPR's asking price of £10.5m upfront plus bonuses.

The Brazilian has been instructed to continue negotiating with the London outfit, and admitted that not everything has gone smoothly since his return to PSG, telling the magazine: "Already, we are starting not to get on so well."

The ambitious club from the French capital have been linked with a number of high-profile names since the arrival of the Qatari investors, including Inter's Samuel Eto'o and Santos' Ganso.