R’s looking to bag Bobby & Cisse

The 31-year-old has netted seven times in 30 appearances for the

Cottagers this season.

That included a substitute appearance in Friday’s 2-1 FA Cup

defeat at Everton.

But R’s manager Mark Hughes is keen to bolster his attacking

options as he looks to guide the club away from the Premier League

relegation zone and he is looking to tempt Zamora to Loftus

Road.

There has been much speculation in recent months of a rift

between Zamora and Cottagers boss Martin Jol.

Although the pair have both played down such talk, speculation

has been rife that the striker could move to pastures new.

QPR have often been mooted as a potential destination, with

speculation heightened by the arrival of Hughes at Loftus Road.

Zamora played under the Welshman last season, scoring seven

goals in 16 games in all competitions.

The 31-year-old penned a new four-year deal at Craven Cottage

during Hughes’ reign, tying him to the west Londoners until

2014.

However, Hughes is hoping he can persuade the striker to move

away once he has pushed through a deal for Lazio’s Cisse.

The France international looks set to join for a fee understood

to be five million euros (£4.18million) and QPR hope the deal

can be completed in time for him to be registered to feature at

Aston Villa on Wednesday.

Nancy’s Samba Diakite yesterday became Hughes’ third signing

since taking over from Neil Warnock following the arrival of AC

Milan left-back Taye Taiwo and Manchester City’s Nedum Onuoha.

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda arrived on loan

earlier this month during Warnock’s reign.