Taarabt signs new contract, Spurs confirm Vertonghen deal and Pardew keeps close eye on Hoilett
Maverick midfielder Adel Taarabt has signed a new contract and committed his future to Queens Park Rangers until 2016.
Despite being constantly linked with a move away from Loftus Road, he told BBC London Radio he now "feels at home". The Moroccan struggled last season, scoring just 12 fantasy football points from a total of 25 games.
Another midfielder in the spotlight is Swansea City’s Joe Allen, as his new manager Michael Laudrup denies speculation that Liverpool have made a £10m bid for him.
Allen scored 20 fantasy football points in an impressive first season in the Premier League, though the Guardian reports that Laudrup is unaware of any genuine bid.
"If it comes to more than rumours then I am sure I will talk to the chairman about it, but it is a part of football. You have to deal with it," he said.
Meanwhile, the drawn out transfer of Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen has been finally sorted, as Sky Sports reports that Tottenham Hotspur have now clinched their man.
Spurs pressed ahead with the transfer despite the departure of manager Harry Redknapp last month and a last-ditch attempt by Arsenal to hijack the deal.
Vertonghen scored 23 goals in his 155 appearances for Ajax, so will be an interesting prospect for fantasy football managers when they start to pick their teams.
Finally, The Sun reports on how Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is currently keeping a close eye on Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett.
Hoilett scored seven goals and six assists for the Rovers last season, making him a highly attractive target for a number of clubs. QPR and German side Borussia Monchengladbach are also said to be interested in the Canadian 22-year-old.
"It seems like there is an imminence to him moving, wherever he ends up," said Pardew. "We are keeping a close eye on that because he is a good player."
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