*Midfielder Rabiot, outcast at Juventus but wanted by English clubs
According to a report by MailOnline, Arsenal and Everton are in talks over Juventus outcast Adrien Rabiot. The player has had a tough first season in Turin after his free transfer move there last summer from Paris Saint-Germain and has struggled to find a place in the first team under Manager Maurizio Sarri.
There were also claims in the Italian press earlier this month that he had gone on strike over Juventus’ decision to cut his wages by £7million from £28m due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. While Rabiot hit out at those suggestions in a post on his Instagram account – and the report turned out to be untrue – his future in Italy appears to be uncertain. According to French outlet Le10Sport, Rabiot is going to be placed on the transfer list for the summer window due to his lack of game time – just 24 appearances in all competitions.
The 25-year-old attracted interest from the English Premier League (EPL) when he was at PSG and he is again on the radar of clubs from England. Arsenal and Everton are also reported to have already launched moves in an attempt to bring him in. The Gunners have long been keen on the midfielder and could pair him up with compatriot Matteo Guendouzi in the middle.
Everton are hoping to reunite him with Carlo Ancelotti, who worked with him in the French capital. Ancelotti is also interested in Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini but will have to battle PSG for his signature. Juventus are likely to demand more than £27m for Rabiot when they speak to the two English sides.