Becchio close to Norwich move

Argentinian midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has left QPR for

Palermo on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Argentinian midfielder will spend the rest of the season

with the Serie A club after starting just 10 Premier League games

this term.

Faurlin is the latest in a line of players to leave Loftus Road

this month as Harry Redknapp overhauls his squad ahead of a

relegation battle.

Djibril Cisse and Anton Ferdinand are already out on loan, while

Ryan Nelsen has left for the MLS and Keiron Dyer has been

released.

The Italian left-back, 22, had struggled to settle in Cumbria

and returned home in December in an effort to secure a deal with a

new club.

“As far as we understand things he’s still having trials, but we

needed him to make a decision before the transfer window closed,”

Carlisle’s managing director John Nixon said.

“He hasn’t settled over here so the best thing for all concerned

was to allow him to leave and try to secure himself a deal over in

Italy.”

Bugno arrived at Brunton Park in July and made four first-team

appearances before losing his place in Greg Abbott’s side.

Becchio handed in a transfer request at Leeds last week after

talks over a new deal for the Argentinian faltered.

It is understood the 29-year-old, who has scored 19 goals for

Leeds this season, successfully underwent a medical at the Norfolk

club on Thursday morning and will sign for Chris Hughton’s side on

Thursday afternoon.