Premier League - Paper Round: QPR's boozy 'stag party' benders

Several QPR players stayed out until 5am drinking alcohol at a training camp in Dubai last month, according to one of today's papers.

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Harry Redknapp (PA Photos)

The Daily Mirror quotes three unnamed players from the Premier League's bottom side as saying the training camp descended into farce with one saying it was more like a "stag party".

Manager Harry Redknapp, whose side are seven points adrift and looking on the verge of relegation, confirmed he had stayed in a different hotel to the squad but was incredulous about the allegations.

"If it happened they must have done something I didn't see," former Tottenham boss Redknapp told the paper. "I don't believe what you're saying. I can't see it."

QPR, owned by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, had a terrible start to the season under Mark Hughes but results have failed to pick up significantly since Redknapp replaced him in November.

They have won twice in 27 league games despite spending big on transfers. They play Redknapp's former side Southampton on Saturday on the manager's 66th birthday.

"Dubai was a week when we had the chance to sort out the problems. Everybody wanted to do that. But we ended up going there for a holiday. It would have been better if we'd stayed here in London," one unnamed player was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"In the evening some players were out, until 3am, 4am, 5am - and then went to training at 8am. It was like a stag party."

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Another unnamed player was equally scathing.

"Some of the bar bills were enormous, huge, in the tens of thousands of pounds for one night. Two or three players couldn't train the next day. It was that bad," he was quoted as saying.

"We have to take the blame for what we did. We know that. But some of us think that if the manager had been in the same hotel he could have controlled what was going on.

"What sort of club allows a team with 17 points and only two wins all season go and do this? It's impossible to survive like that and so this club isn't going to survive."

To some transfer gossip, and Paris St-Germain are preparing to snap up Samir Nasri, with the France international's future at Manchester City up in the air.

The Daily Mail reports that sources at the club have indicated Nasri is keen to explore the option of leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer after a breakdown in his relationship with Roberto Mancini.

The source claims Nasri is ‘more than open’ to the move, while PSG's riches mean they will have no problem matching Nasri’s current £170,000-a-week wages, though City will want to recoup as much of the £24 million paid for the attacking midfielder as possible.

Meanwhile, City are ready to make a move for Alexis Sanchez this summer, according to the Daily Express.

The Chilean winger has been forced to accept a bit-part role at Barcelona this season and is thought to be ready for a fresh challenge.

In a cheeky move sure to anger their cross-town rivals, City have allowed Real Madrid to train at the Etihad Stadium before their Champions League showdown with Manchester United.

The Mail reports that Madrid boss Jose Mourinho does not want to train at Old Trafford for a fear of making the pitch, which is in bad shape, any worse for Tuesday's big match. So the Portuguese asked the Premier League champions if they could use the stadium on Monday morning and was 'delighted' when they agreed.

Staying with United for a moment, and The Sun reports that Rio Ferdinand is set to be offered a new one-year deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Down to Chelsea, and the Blues are set to pip Tottenham to the signing of Saint-Etienne starlet Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to the Daily Star.

And finally, The Sun reports that Swansea FA Cup hero Leon Britton missed his team's celebrations in the Wembley dressing room after spending 90 minutes in another room trying to give a urine sample.

The midfielder drank a super-sized bottle of champagne on his own in a bid to have a pee and, by the time he completed his business, the entire squad had left the stadium and headed to a nearby hotel.

The headline in the paper? 'Wee won the cup'.

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