PSG’s Star Midfielder Wanted By Top European Giants

Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot and Kevin Trapp celebrate after the game.

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Manchester United may be at a delicate stage in their campaign.

A list of arduous and difficult games await them, and their Premier League standing, in particular, hasn’t been quite safe to begin with. To add to that, the uncertainty between the relationship of Jose Mourinho and some of the side’s bigger names is also terse.

As of such, the club will certainly be planning for contingency measures, with the winter transfer window seeming to be the likely source for some respite from the mess that they seem to be slowly heading towards.

Now, one of their probable purchases could prove to be an interesting name.

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As per Mundo Deportivo, United have joined the long list of clubs that are eager to cash in on PSG’s Adrien Rabiot. The French midfielder will be out of contract at the end of this season, which stipulates that the 23-year-old can begin to negotiate with foreign clubs from January itself.

The report adds that Barcelona are the biggest pursuers of the midfielder so far, although interest from the likes of Juventus, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool has also been persistent.

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The reason for him being a highly eligible name is that PSG are still trying to convince him to sign a new contract, which means that should those talks fail, his wage demand of £9 million-a-year will be the only thing standing between him and a new destination, ridiculous transfer fees shrugged aside.

Interestingly, if the move to United does go through, this won’t be the youngster’s first tryst with a Mancunian side, as he did function for Manchester City’s youth set-up for a few months back when he was a teenager.

Reports also claim that Mourinho was interested in acquiring him in some of the previous windows, although it remains to be seen precisely how Rabiot would function in a side already teeming with talented midfielders.

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