Thursday, 19 May 2011

QPR can't afford Adel Taarabt for Joe Cole swap with Liverpool - Warnock

QPR boss Neil Warnock has rubbished claims he is eyeing up a swap deal involving star man Adel Taarabt in a bid to snare Liverpool's Joe Cole - saying he can't afford Cole's reported £90,000-a-week wages. 

Adel Taarabt of QPR

The former Crystal Palace boss is seemingly assured of his future, after revealing he merely laughs at speculation suggesting he is on the verge of getting the sack as manager. 
But his next priority is keeping hold of top goalscorer and Championship player of the year Taarabt in the face of reported interest from Lazio, Newcastle and Liverpool. 
Warnock, though, has rubbished the claims of a link to Cole - suggesting QPR's likely summer transfer targets won't be as high profile as the England winger.