QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt is seeking a pay rise.

The Daily Mail says Taarabt wants a new contract to put him in line with the club's top earners, even though he has just been stripped of the club captaincy.

The Morocco international led the Loftus Road club to Barclays Premier League promotion last season but has been forced to hand the armband to new signing Joey Barton.

Despite the arrival of Barton and Shaun Wright-Phillips to QPR, Taarabt remains a key player for Neil Warnock and the former Tottenham man wants an improved pay deal to reflect that.

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