Taiwo looks set for QPR

19 January 2012 08:16

AC Milan left-back Taye Taiwo is 'very close' to signing for QPR.

The 26-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Marseille in the summer but has struggled for a regular first-team berth.

Taiwo had been linked with a January move to injury-plagued Arsenal but now looks set to join QPR, with completion of the deal subject to a work permit.

The west Londoners confirmed the Nigeria international is 'very close' to signing on their official phone-in show, London Call-In.

Several media outlets have reported the signing as completed, but QPR said they are 'waiting for everything to be put into place before we make an official announcement'.

Reports suggest Taiwo will pen a six-month loan deal and he was pictured with manager Mark Hughes on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Joey Barton has also been on the social network on Thursday evening, posting: 'Taye Taiwo from AC Milan signing for the Rs'.

'Was very good when I [have] seen him for Marseille. Good news. First of many, fingers crossed.'

Source: PA