Paper Talk: PSG star wants Liverpool despite huge Man Utd offer

Date published: Monday 3rd June 2019 8:23

A PSG midfielder favours a move to Liverpool despite a big offer on the table for Man Utd, while Arsenal ready to move for an Inter Milan star, according to Monday’s papers.



Adrien Rabiot has reportedly been offered a huge £170,000-a-week contract to join Manchester United – but would rather move to close rivals Liverpool.

The French midfielder is set to leave PSG on a free transfer this summer after falling out with the club’s hierarchy and is keen on a move to the Premier League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add Rabiot as part of his summer rebuilding plans, and the Red Devils have tabled a deal worth around £9million a year with a £4.5m signing-on, according to the Daily Mail.

And while Rabiot is tempted by the size of the offer, the report goes on to add that he would rather join the newly-crowned Champions League winners instead.

The 24-year-old has previously been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal, Barcelona and Juventus, but excessive wage demands prevented a move for him back in January.

The PSG youth product has made 224 appearances and scored 24 goals for his hometown club since his debut in 2012 but has not featured in Thomas Tuchel’s side since December after refusing to sign a new contract.


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Tottenham will back Mauricio Pochettino this summer and attempt to sign Real Betis’ Giovani Lo Celso, Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele, Celta Vigo’s Maxi Gomez and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon (Daily Mirror)

Bayern Munich will hold out for £20m for defender Jerome Boateng amid reported interest from Arsenal and Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has advised Matthijs de Ligt to sign for Manchester City (Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan’s 22-year-old goalkeeper Ionut Radu has emerged as a potential target for Arsenal this summer as manager Unai Emery searches for a second-choice option (Daily Mirror)

Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan is under threat – because the club are in a desperate race to raise £40m to meet financial fair play rules (The Sun)

Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a potential move for their former assistant manager Steve Holland should Maurizio Sarri leave in the summer (The Sun)

Tottenham star Kieran Trippier is being lined up to be Maurizio Sarri’s first signing when he takes over at Juventus (Daily Star)

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery will meet with the club’s board this week to thrash out the club’s summer transfer strategy (Daily Star)

Arsenal ace Xavier Amaechi is looking to leave the club amid interest from Bayern Munich after Unai Emery snubbed him in the Europa League final (Daily Star)

Real Madrid are considering offering three players – including Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez – in a potential swap deal for Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba (The Times)


Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri will leave the club and become the new manager of Juventus in the next 48 hours (Daily Star)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has two transfer targets if the Bin Zayed Group’s takeover is completed – Venezuela forward Jan Hurtado of Argentine club Gimnasia La Plata and Paris St-Germain German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp (Daily Express)

Manchester United will have to improve on their offer worth over £100m to Benfica if they wish to land wonderkid Joao Felix this summer (Daily Mail)

LISBON, PORTUGAL - APRIL 11: Joao Felix of Benfica celebrates with teammate Jardel of Benfica and Ruben Dias of Benfica after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Benfica and Eintracht Frankfurt at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on April 11, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Manchester United are still interested in signing Kieran Trippier from Tottenham but are concerned Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will price them out of a move (Daily Mail)

England manager Gareth Southgate will have a ‘heart-to-heart’ with captain Harry Kane before making a call on his fitness for the Nations League finals (Daily Mail)

Leighton Baines will not be joining Rangers despite speculation the Everton left-back was on the verge of a move to Ibrox (Daily Record)

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The EFL want to clamp down on social media ‘point-scoring’ from clubs’ Twitter accounts and are expected to communicate a policy with clubs later this week (Daily Mail)


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