Favourite emerges in race for Adrien Rabiot, says agent

A leading Italian agent says PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot is likely to sign for AC Milan in the January transfer window.

The France holding midfielder is out of contract next summer and he is yet to extend his deal in the French capital.

Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham were all credited with an interest in the 23-year-old, who according to Paris United turned down another contract offer from PSG last month.

Rabiot reportedly turned down €7.2million a year, but Barcelona are reportedly willing to offer him €10million per year; Rabiot however seems to be looking to move on.

As early as last April Rabiot was uncertain where his future laid and when asked if he would be in the French capital next season, Rabiot said: “I don’t know, we will see.

“But, for now, I want to enjoy every moment and every trophy with my club.”

He has though started all four of PSG’s Ligue 1 games under Thomas Tuchel this term, however agent Giuseppe Bozzo thinks AC Milan could sign him in January.

“With the new UEFA rules, January will be a real market, not just a market for repairs. I think that Rabiot, given that his contract expires in 2019, won’t renew with PSG because he wants more playing time. This is also why I think Milan have an advantage in the race, rather than Juventus,” Bozzo told Tuttosport.

AC Milan’s technical director Leonardo also has a great relationship with the PSG management – the club he worked for before joining the Rossoneri this summer.

Bozzo also claimed Milan would be able to hand Rabiot a starting spot, which Juventus would struggle to do.

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It was recently claimed that new PSG boss Tuchel wants to build a team around the disciplined Rabiot.

It was claimed that Rabiot was also emerging as a target for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and it’s suggested the Reds could sign the player on a pre-contract agreement in January, if he turns down a move to the Camp Nou.

According to the Mirror, Spurs were battling Arsenal for Rabiot over the summer, while at the start of July Paris United claimed both Manchester clubs had held talks over a possible summer deal.


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