The French player will be out of contract in summer and is a target of hosts of Premier League clubs.
Adrien Rabiot turned down a contract extension from Paris Saint Germain and has not kicked the ball since the start of September. The French outfit coach Thomas Tuchel tried to convince him to stay at Parc Des Princes as the midfielder was seen as club’s captain, but the 23-year-old blocked any sorts of negotiations with his current club. After his constant refusal to renew his contract, the club board opted to keep him away from first-team duties until he puts pen to paper which looks unlikely. It seems Rabiot has decided which club he will join in the summer.
Paris Saint Germain (PSG) midfielder Adrien Rabiot could be on his way to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer. The 23-year-old midfielder hasn’t featured for PSG since the start of December after failing to sign a new contract. Rabiot, whose current deal expires this summer, had also been suspended by the Ligue 1 champions for his antics after the defeat to Manchester United . He looks certain to leave the French giants on a free transfer, and Liverpool had been keeping a close eye on his situation while Arsenal have also been touted with a potential move due to his relationship with manager Unai Emery. Jurgen Klopp is keen to bolster his midfield ranks for next season and Rabiot, who has made 227 appearances for PSG, would add experience to the squad.
Spanish outlet El Chiringuito have claimed that Rabiot would rather make the move to the Santiago Bernabeu and play under recently-returned manager Zinedine Zidane. A long-term replacement for Luka Modric is high on Real’s list of priorities this summer with Paul Pogba a target. But Rabiot would be a much cheaper alternative to his countryman. The Los Blancos have decided to take advantage of that situation and are set to land him in the summer window as a free agent. Despite interest from the Italian outfit Juventus, Adrien Rabiot has set his heart on Real Madrid. His addition would be a welcome one for the Los Blancos are they are set to ship off Matteo Kovacic who has been underwhelming at Chelsea. The Croatian International joined Maurizio Sarri’s side but has failed to impress. This means that current Zinedine Zidane does not fancy him because the former Inter Milan midfielder has never fulfiled his potential after moving from Italy in 2015.
Should the Rabiot deal fail to materialise, it’s claimed that Zidane is also interested in Juventus playmaker Miralem Pjanic. However, Real Madrid are prioritising Rabiot first – and it seems that Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United will have to turn their attention elsewhere.