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Jul 15, 2011

Warnock reveals £1.25m budget

QPR boss Neil Warnock has revealed he is unlikely to be allowed more than £1.25 million in transfer funds this summer as he prepares for life in the Premier League.

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QPR secured promotion after winning the Championship this season but, despite the club's rich owners, there have been concerns over new signings.

Those concerns were eased this week when England striker Jay Bothroyd and former West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer joined on free transfers, but Warnock believes DJ Campbell is likely to be the only player he buys.

"They've made it clear to me we've got to try and get value for money, don't spend transfer fees," he told talkSPORT. "They've agreed to pay £1.25 million for Campbell but I can't see any other money changing hands, other than DJ Campbell, if I'm honest.

"I thought I'd have a few millions, if I'm honest. I was disappointed but it's not the end of the world. It would have been nice to have money to spend but its just another one of those things in my managerial career where I have to show what I can do."

He added: "I look at the players I've brought in, Bothroyd and Dyer, and if I can get three or four more players of that quality, I'll be more than happy. I'm not despondent. I'd love money, every manager wants money. But it's not all doom and gloom."

Warnock could also lose inspirational midfielder Adel Taarabt after he expressed an interest in joining Paris St Germain.

"We don't know whether he's going to go or stay," he added on Sky Sports News. "It's up in the air at the moment.

"We're quite optimistic either way. If we lost him it would be easier for me in some respects, the money would come in handy, but I don't think we'll spend any of it.

"With his family all in France, and his girlfriend there as well, there's so many things to tempt you. He's going to be at a top club, (on) massive money.

"[Co-owner Flavio Briatore] is going to make the final decision on what money he accepts. PSG are close to making an offer. Whether it's enough for Flavio I don't know, but he'll be telling me as and when he either goes or if he's definitely staying."

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