Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen confirms AC Milan interest in Adel Taarabt
Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has confirmed that AC Milan have made an enquiry regarding midfielder Adel Taarabt.
Last Updated: 29/01/14 7:30am
The Moroccan was left out of the squad that lost 2-0 to Swansea on Tuesday night, the Cottagers' third straight defeat in the Premier League.
With Taarabt, who is on loan with the West London club from QPR, set for talks with the Italian side, Meulensteen insists that he was right to not include him in the squad.
"There's been interest and we thought it'd be a wise decision to not include him," the Dutchman said.
"We'll see how it develops over the next few days."
The Fulham boss also refused to confirm their interest in Milan centre-back Cristian Zaccardo, whilst revealing he was unaware of the progress made regarding Olympiakos striker Kostas Mitroglu, the subject of a reported £11.5m bid from the Cottagers.
"I can't really discuss (Mitroglou) at this time, because I need to have a chat with (Fulham CEO) Alistair Mackintosh.
"He will know exactly what the situation is regarding the player."
Meulensteen highlighted Fulham's lack of goals as a concern, believing that their failure in front of goal at the Liberty Stadium cost them the match.
"We need to make sure we need to get our noses in front for once, if you do it becomes a different sort of game," he added.
"We're lacking goals. The chances we get are few and far between, so the opportunities you get we have to take.
"The only way to get out of this is to win games, get your noses in front and you have to drag yourselves out of it.
"There are two things; you need to defend better and you need to take your chances."