Di Marzio confirms interest in QPR duo

Queens Park Rangers boss Neil Warnock could be in danger of losing the heart and soul of his midfield as Napoli are preparing a double bid for Adel Taarabt and Alejandro Faurlin, according to The Sun.

The Italian side; that qualified ahead of Manchester City for the Champions League knock-out stages, have sent scouts to Loftus Road on more than one occasion this season to cast an eye over the midfield duo. Both midfielders have impressed this season as QPR have made a steady return to the Premier League following promotion last season.

Warnock has admitted that he will listen to offers for want-away Moroccan midfielder Taarabt, who was widely linked with a move to big spenders PSG, but the Rangers manager will not want to lose Faurlin at any price.

With wealthy owner Tony Fernandes now on board in West London, Warnock will have funds to expand his squad in January, with a striker and two defenders his main aim. But if Rangers lose their talented midfield pair, a chunk of their budget will have to go on replacing them with an already weak midfield in place in at Loftus Road.

QPR transfer advisor Gianni di Marzio said: “Napoli have twice had scouts watch the gems of QPR — Taarabt and Faurlin.”

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