QPR close to sealing French strike signature

Djibril Cisse is inches away from a third spell in the Premier League after it emerged that QPR were keen on signing the forward.

The Frenchman first played in England for Liverpool between 2004 and 2006 but was limited in his role with the club due to a broken leg suffered in the 2004-05 campaign.

Cisse then had a two year spell at Marseille before returning to England on a loan spell at Sunderland in the 2008-09 season.

Over his two spells in the Premier League, Cisse has accumulated 120 appearances with both Sunderland and Liverpool, scoring 33 goals in the process.

Despite suffering two broken legs, the 30 year-old is highly experienced and has racked up over 450 appearances in a 14-year professional career including 25 for current club Lazio, for whom he signed in the summer.

It’s rumoured that QPR have agreed a £5m with the Italian side and are simply waiting to agree personal terms with Cisse who has enjoyed his previous term in England.

Tony Fernandes is adamant to make the Hoops a dominant force in the English top flight and has stated his intent to sign world-class players offering Mark Hughes a £25m January transfer kitty.

The West London side may have failed to complete moves for Henrique of Sao Paulo and Alex (now of PSG), but their bid to sign Djibril Cisse looks all but done.

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