Taiwo set for QPR move
Queens Park Rangers have reportedly agreed a deal to sign defender Taye Taiwo on loan from AC Milan.
Taiwo, a Nigeria international, joined Milan from Marseille in the summer but has failed to make his mark in Serie A and found first-team opportunities hard to come by at the San Siro this season.
Taiwo's agent Fabio Parisi recently claimed a number of English clubs were interested in the left-back, and with Arsenal's defence decimated by injuries, Taiwo had been linked with a move to Emirates Stadium.
However, according to reports in Italy, Parisi has been in West London to discuss a loan move for the defender, who was linked with a move to England last summer as well.
QPR are also chasing Chelsea defender Alex and Blackburn captain Chris Samba and Manchester City's Nedum Onuoha as new R's manager Mark Hughes looks to flex his muscles in the transfer market.
Meanwhile, Mark Hughes will not let QPR waste too much time chasing lost causes as they look to bring in new players this month. QPR have also reached an agreement with Sao Paulo for striker Henrique subject to a work permit.
"You go to different clubs and you have conversations,'' he said. "We've made bids - not just for Chris Samba - and we'll see where that takes us.
"Obviously there comes a point where you need to draw a line under some deals because you don't think they are going to progress. We'll have to look at each deal in isolation and make judgements on them as and when we feel need to walk away from things.
"At the moment, that is not the case with a number of situations but there is not much of the window left and we have to be mindful of that. If we want to do that, we have to do it very quickly.''
Chelsea defender Alex has emerged as a possible signing and the Welshman is hoping to push through a deal.
"I think there are conversations going on,'' Hughes said. "If things start to slow down markedly you might need to walk away from things but I don't think we're at that point yet.''