NEWCASTLE UNITED are understood to be monitoring the situation surrounding Queens Park Rangers playmaker Adel Taarabt. Toon boss Alan Pardew is thought to be an admirer of the Morocco international and the 22-year-old is clearly unsettled at Loftus Road with Neil Warnock telling the player he can leave unless he is fully committed to Rangers. Taarabt stormed out of the dressing room during QPR’s 6-0 defeat at Fulham at half-time and the Chronicle understands that the ex-Tottenham player and Joey Barton do not see eye to eye. Barton was awarded the captaincy at QPR in place of Taarabt and the situation is shaping up for a Loftus Road exit in January. Taarabt said recently: “I want to leave QPR during the January transfer window.” And a source at the Shepherds Bush club told the Chronicle: “All is not well for Adel at QPR. “He’s not happy at the moment and leaving in January could be a serious option for him. “He knows where he is not welcome and it could be time for pastures new.” Taarabt’s contract at QPR has less than two seasons to run and Warnock says that any “fair offer” would have to be considered. Taarabt is thought to be rated at £7million by Rangers and with the London club set to bring in some more big- name signings in January under new supremo Tony Hernandez, some book balancing is certain to be on the agenda. Taarabt earns around £25,000 a week at QPR and will be looking for an improvement on his current deal.