Man City told ‘no’ after asking about transfer for Juventus star admired by Man Utd

Date published: Saturday 6th March 2021 11:14 - Matthew Briggs

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Manchester City and Manchester United both want to sign Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to a report in Italy.

Tuttosport on Saturday have a featured interview with Italian agent and intermediary Vincenzo Morabito ahead of Juventus vs Lazio in Serie A.

Morabito was asked a number of questions about Juve and their transfer plans and Rabiot’s future was covered.

The France midfielder was a target for Everton last summer. The Toffees were one of the clubs linked with a move for the 25-year-old. Manchester United were also thought to be in the frame but he remained in Turin.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is a known admirer from their time together at Paris Saint-Germain. And France Football claim the Italian tactician has instructed the Goodison Park money men to ready a bid again this summer.

Asked about the future of Rabiot, who signed for Juve on a free transfer from PSG in July 2019, Morabito said: “He is a transfer target of Manchester City, but he is not going to leave Juventus.”

It appears that City have already asked about the midfielder, who is under contract until 2023, and have been rebuffed by the Old Lady.

“Paratici has already said no to his friend Begiristain,” said Morabito (as cited by Football Italia).

 

 

“Fabio is one of the best directors in Europe and it’s no coincidence Manchester United appreciate him. He has a privileged relationship with Florentino Perez too, but he will stay at Juventus.”


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Time to move for Milinkovic-Savic

Morabito also spoke about another United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serbia star has been linked with a move to Old Trafford on a number of occasions.

According to Foot Mercato, United were considering a fresh move to sign Milinkovic-Savic last summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was apparently dreaming of a midfield triumvirate of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Milinkovic-Savic.

But while the transfer insider thinks he could move on this summer, he did not mention United.

“I’m not his agent, but I think this can be the right year for Milinkovic-Savic to Juventus,” Morabito said.

“It’s the right moment for the Bianconeri and also for Lazio. The market has changed for everyone, even for Europe’s top clubs.

“We are back to the pre-Neymar era. Milinkovic’s asking price was €100m, not it’s in the region of €50m. Juventus need a midfielder with the characteristics of the Serbian.”

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