Alex on verge of 4m PSG move

Alex snub for QPR as Chelsea defender closes in on 4m Ancelotti reunion at PSG

French test: Alex is set to join Paris Saint-Germain

French test: Alex is set to join Paris Saint-Germain

Alex is on the brink of a 4million move to Paris Saint-Germain after snubbing QPR to link up with former manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The defender has been frozen out at Chelsea since handing in a transfer request at the start of December and has been strongly linked with a short hop across to Loftus Road.

But the Brazilian, who also had offers from Santos and Juventus, wants to play under former Blues boss Ancelotti again.

Ancelotti is in charge of PSG and Alex was a favourite of the Italian during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is also wanted by the Ligue 1 big guns.

The Alex deal is a further setback for QPR manager Mark Hughes.

new Loftus Road chief was left disappointed when the Home Office turned
down a work permit for Alex's fellow Brazilian Henrique.

striker, one of the hottest prospects in world football and top scorer
at the Under 20 World Championships last year, expected to start
training with Rangers this week.

But he will now head home as there is no appeal process and Hughes will have to look elsewhere.