Tottenham lead race for Barcelona & Liverpool target Rabiot

Adrien Rabiot, France, World Cup 2022

Tottenham are the current favourites to sign Juventus’ Adrien Rabiot, ahead of Liverpool and Barcelona.

That is according to Corriere dello Sport, who also report that the Bianconeri would accept an offer of €10-15 million in January in order to avoid losing him on a Bosman Transfer.

Rabiot’s contract at Juventus expires at the end of the current season and a new deal is looking unlikely.

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The Frenchman already earns over €7m a year – a salary Juve are not prepared to maintain. And Rabiot’s excellent form at the World Cup means that his demands have now only increased.

Juventus coach Max Allegri would prefer to keep Rabiot until the end of the season but the club could make the decision to cash in on him in January to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.

Antonio Conte’s are considering making a new move for the player in January, but there is also interest from Liverpool and Barcelona

Rabiot was close to joining Man Utd in the summer

Rabiot was close to joining Man Utd in the summer

Rabiot close to joining Man Utd

Rabiot was very close to joining Man Utd this past summer, with the 27-year-old locked in advanced negotiations with the Red Devils.

It is widely understood that Juventus and Man Utd agreed on a transfer fee worth €18 million plus €6m in add-ons.

All that was required to complete the move was for Rabiot to agree personal terms.

However, Rabiot requested a huge salary rise. His mother and agent Veronique was blamed for these excessive demands, also asking for a huge signing-on bonus.

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Subsequently, Man Utd refused to meet these salary demands and the transfer fell through.

Instead, United opted to pay substantially more in buying Real Madrid legend Casemiro for over €70m.

Rabiot has enjoyed the best start to a season in his career and has already scored five goals in all competitions for Juventus, despite their struggles.

This is just one goal short of his best ever tally for a season, having hit six goals for PSG during the 2015-16 campaign. He also has two assists.

He also impressed at the World Cup, playing a key role in France’s journey to the final where they lost on penalties to Argentina after a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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