Even at Christmas, we at the Football Transfer Tavern don’t stop speculating and one rumour that has made us mighty glad of this fact surrounds a story from Goal.com who claim that AC Milan could well be after QPR’s star man Adel Taarabt.
The player claims that his agent is in talks with Adriano Galliani – president of the Italian giants and a move could well take place this January. Taarabt of course has copious amounts of talent but questions remain over the Moroccan’s commitment to current employers QPR, especially given the dire state the club are currently in.
The mercurial player claims: “My agent is in talks with Galliani, but it depends on what happens with Robinho and [reported AC Milan target Javier] Pastore.” Given the scathing assessment from Harry Redknapp regarding his players this week, it remains to be seen if the manager would want a player who is not fully committed to the cause and would be open to a move elsewhere – even if it means losing one of their most talented players.
AC Milan of course could well have to deal with the loss of both their forwards Alexandre Pato and Robinho and rejection from top targets Didier Drogba and Javier Pastore means that the signing of Taarabt would go some way to appeasing the Rossoneri faithful. The 23-year-old himself also makes a rather controversial claim that would not exactly endear himself to the AC faithful claiming that AC are no longer a top club but: “if I joined Milan then it would open up the doors for me to great clubs like Real Madrid and Barca.”