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Ranger rover: Adel Taarabt can return to the QPR midfield after suspension

Adel Taarabt extends QPR contract

Adel Taarabt today ended speculation over his QPR future by signing a new long-term contract at the club.

Samba Diakite signs for QPR on permanent deal

QPR have completed the permanent signing of Mali midfielder Samba Diakite from French side Nancy.

Robert Green pictured training at Euro 2012

No Robert Green fee for QPR manager Mark Hughes

England back-up goalkeeper Robert Green has agreed to join Queen's Park Rangers on a two-year deal.

<b>Newcastle 0-2 Man City</b><br/>
Yaya Toure scored two late goals to give Man City a crucial away victory at Newcastle. The Ivorian midfielder’s double puts the Manchester club only one game away from securing their first league title since 1968.

Yaya Toure hails influence of Roberto Mancini at Manchester City

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Manchester United 2 Swansea City 0

The City manager Roberto Mancini’s credibility is being damaged

Roberto Mancini job in doubt due to disarray engulfing Manchester City

Club hierarchy growing tired of poor results and divisions in dressing room

Red again: Djibril Cissé reacts to his sending-off at Sunderland, his second Rangers dismissal in the last five matches

Cisse out to lunge as QPR collapse

Sunderland 3 Queens Park Rangers 1: Rangers striker's latest folly hands Sunderland the initiative while McClean stars for O'Neill's side

Rover and rout: Junior Hoilett fires his side’s third past QPR keeper Paddy Kenny

Mackie brace not enough to upset Rovers

Blackburn Rovers 3 Queens Park Rangers 2: Hosts cling on after poor first half means there is no happy return for their former manager Hughes

United’s Rio Ferdinand ‘has been fighting racism for years’

Ferguson: Ferdinand and Terry should shake hands

Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, said yesterday that his players should rise above the temptation to refuse pre-match handshakes and suggested that Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra should both put race issues in the past when they encounter Chelsea's John Terry and Liverpool's Luis Suarez on the field of play.

<b>Bobby Zamora</b><br/>
After a well-documented, pre-Christmas rejection from Martin Jol's starting XI for the away defeat against Swansea, Zamora has since forced his way back into reckoning – including scoring the recent winner against Arsenal – but that hasn't silenced the rumours about a rift between player and boss. Sunderland are joined by Aston Villa as the team most linked with the England striker.

Bobby Zamora completes move to QPR

QPR have completed the signing of Bobby Zamora from west London rivals Fulham, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

Nedum Onuoha pictured in action for City

QPR sign Nedum Onuoha from Manchester City

QPR have completed the signing of Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

<b>Taye Taiwo</b><br/>
Newcastle have operated without a recognised left-back ever since Jose Enrique departed for Liverpool and Taye Taiwo has been reported as a target to fill that void. Ryan Taylor has been deputising in the position but it is believed Alan Pardew would welcome the AC Milan man to his squad. Taiwo is reportedly unhappy in Milan after being limited to only a handful of starts since his move from Marseille in the summer.

QPR sign AC Milan left-back Taye Taiwo on loan

AC Milan left-back Taye Taiwo has completed his loan move to QPR for the rest of the season.

Chelsea believe Alex is worth more than QPR's £3m valuation

Alex transfer from Chelsea to QPR falls through

Chelsea defender Alex will not be joining QPR after failing to agree personal terms, Press Association Sport understands.

<b>GROUP C</b><br/>
<b>Best Performance:</b> Champion in 1976.
<b>Key Player:</b> Houssine Kharja, midfielder; Adel Taarabt, midfielder (pictured); Marouane Chamakh, striker.
<b>Coach:</b> Eric Gerets (Belgium).
<b>FIFA Ranking:</b> No. 61.
<b>Nickname:</b> Atlas Lions.
Could be an outside shot for success with Houssine Kharja and Adel Taarabt calling the shots and clever Belgian coach Eric Gerets in charge. The form of Marouane Chamakh will be crucial as the Arsenal forward has had little first team action with his English club ahead of the tournament.

Adel Taarabt happy to stay at QPR now Neil Warnock has left

Adel Taarabt has declared he wants to stay at QPR now Mark Hughes has replaced Neil Warnock as manager.

Adding gloss: Smith celebrates his goal

Home comfort for Hughes as Hoops dream

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