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Taarabt set for Fulham medical ahead of loan move, Jol confirms

Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed Adel Taarabt will undergo a medical on Tuesday ahead of a season-long loan from QPR.

The 24-year-old, who was sent home during QPR's pre-season training camp in Devon, failed to make the squad for his side's season opener against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Jol revealed he has been a long-term admirer of the Moroccan and believes the midfielder, who scored five goals in 31 Premier League appearances last season, can make a significant impact at Craven Cottage next season.

"He agreed everything with the club," said the Fulham boss. "[The] Only thing we have to do now is a medical. If that is sound and good then he will join us.

"I like his creativity, sometimes it comes off like the year before when he [was] involved in a lot of goals. It's like Berbatov, for all his fantastic talents, sometimes he will be blamed, but I hope I can find a way to gel him in. But I think he can do a hell of a job for us.

"I'm confident and he's confident. When I was at Hamburg I wanted him but I thought the money Daniel Levy asked was too much. Then at Ajax I thought it was too much for a player who never played, then I was too late after that because he went to QPR and he did ever so well.

"Remember the fact he was an over-£10 million player 12 months ago. So I think you have to take them when they are bad and hopefully he'll show his potential."

Jol conceded that the club are no closer to signing Aston Villa striker Darren Bent but expect to make progress on further signings by the time Fulham face Parma in their final pre-season friendly on August 10.

"I don't speculate with things which are not 100 per cent," Jol added. "I can inform you, Darren Bent, hopefully we can tell you something, or another player, at the end of the week.

"We've got several doors open so for us we [can] make a decision and get the player."

Jol also dismissed reports linking Fulham with a move for Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo.

He continued: "Players like [Pablo] Osvaldo will be a lot of money so we will never do that."