Taye Taiwo is determined to keep QPR in the Premier League - so he can earn a permanent deal.

Taiwo is on-loan at QPR from AC Milan.

"It has been a long time coming for me to play in England," he said.

"The deals have never quite been done. Harry Redknapp, a great man, tried to buy me for Portsmouth when Kanu was there. He looked at me for a long time.

"Then so did Mark Hughes at Manchester City. But Marseille (the club he was at for six years before joining Milan last summer) always said 'no'.

"Now I feel at home here. Everyone has welcomed me and I enjoy playing here. I know I haven't been here a long time but if I am here next season then I will be very happy.

"I don't want to go back to Milan. I pray that QPR will stay up as we have an agreement that I will stay if they do and that would be fantastic for me."