Liverpool, Man City target Adrien Rabiot verbally agrees transfer

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has decided where he is going next summer.

Spanish paper Mundo Deportivo report that the France midfielder has said he wants to join Barca when his deal in Paris expires next June.

The LaLiga giants believe in the word of the player and in that of his mother and representative after several meetings with Barca technical secretary Eric Abidal and general manager Pep Segura.

The report claims Rabiot will now ignore interest from his many suitors including Liverpool and Manchester City.

There is no official agreement in place, because legally the 23-year-old cannot sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club until January 1.

PSGp resident Nasser Al-Khelaifi does not want to lose Rabiot and is “personally involved in the matter” but Rabiot is said to have made his decision and will be heading to Catalonia next summer.

The news, if correct, will come as a blow to City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp.

The same Spanish publication recently claimed the central midfielder had received a “very powerful offer” from Liverpool and was considering a move to Anfield.

The Metro then reported that City held a serious interest in the midfielder after failing in a bid to lure Jorginho to The Etihad in the summer.

The report claimed City had also made Rabiot an offer, while PSG  also made him several contract offers in order to keep him in the French capital.

According to Get French Football, PSG offered Rabiot wages of €7.2m a year (which equates to £123,000 a week) over a new three-year deal – which would have made the midfielder their third highest earner behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and on a par with fellow midfielder Marco Verratti.