‘Adequate’ offer would see Newcastle, Chelsea-linked star move on from current club

Lucas Torreira, Weston McKennie and Adrien Rabiot

An ‘adequate’ offer would see Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who both Newcastle and Chelsea were keen on in January, move on.

The Magpies were reportedly hoping to land Rabiot for much of the winter window, as were Chelsea. However, nothing came of either side’s interest, and the Frenchman remained a Juventus player.

However, with Rabiot having not played all too often this season, it seems he is surplus to requirements.

The midfielder has started 17 games out of a possible 26 in Serie A this season. What’s more, Juve are reportedly ‘ready to say goodbye’ per Calciomercato.

If an ‘adequate offer’ is made, in the region of €10-15million (£8-12.5million) they would be willing to let him leave.

While Juventus were cautious of letting him go in January, they are more open to the idea now.

Rabiot joined from Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in 2019. His contract is running down, and he would be able to leave for free in 2023.

As such, Juve likely want to make a profit, and selling up in the summer will allow that to happen.

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It is unclear whether either of the Premier League sides will continue their pursuits.

However, the asking price seems a good one for a player who has multiple seasons of Champions League experience.

Rabiot and Osimhen potential Serie A movers

Victor Osimhen, Napoli, February 2022.

Victor Osimhen is another Serie A star that Newcastle were tracking in January. The Magpies have now learned what they need to do to land the talisman.

Italian journalist revealed that for €100million (£83million), Napoli would allow him to move on.

While that would be a record fee for Newcastle, their recent influx of funds means they could well afford it.

As such, they may well be able to land the forward, who has scored 21 goals in 50 games during his time in Naples.

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