Paris Saint Germain’s deep-lying playmaker Adrien Rabiot has left the door open to a move to the Premier League in the summer, as per TEAMtalk.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been linked with the man who is valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt but it is the Gunners who need him the most.
The array of talent in the ranks at PSG means that the 22-year-old could only say the following when asked about whether his future lies in Paris next season: “I don’t know, we will see.”
Arsenal were linked with a swoop for the midfielder in the summer but United and their bitter rivals Liverpool will be in the market for midfield reinforcements in the transfer window as well.
PSG will also likely be in the market for a new manager in the summer and that throws the status of most of their players into doubt. Whoever the new man is will no doubt have copious funds with which to overhaul the squad.
Liverpool still need a proper, disciplined and combative holding midfielder but that is not Rabiot’s game. Naby Keita is all set to arrive for big money too. He is more of a box-to-box man anyway so if Klopp does invest in a midfielder then it is more likely to be a solid character.
Meanwhile, United may well need two midfielders just to plug the gaps in their squad left by the retirement of Michael Carrick and the departure of Marouane Fellaini, which is looking ever more likely as we tick into yet another month without his contract situation being resolved.
Arsenal may also lose two midfielders – Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere – and Rabiot’s elegant style fits perfectly with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners vision.
They also need to make a statement in terms of their ability to continue to attract top talent; although much may depend on whether they qualify for next season’s Champions League via the Europa League.