Manchester United set to miss out on Adrien Rabiot AGAIN as ‘he is set to sign a new contract with Juventus’ after negotiations with his formidable agent mother Veronique
Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out on Adrien Rabiot again, with the French international set to sign a new deal with Juventus.
The 28-year-old midfielder impressed for Juventus last season but his current deal expires at the end of June.
Erik ten Hag wanted to sign Rabiot, whose mother and representative Veronique is a formidable negotiator, last summer but the player’s high wage demands saw interest shelved.
United’s manager once again considered him as a midfield option and contact was made with Rabiot’s team, according to The Athletic.
However, Corriere dello Sport have reached an agreement with Juventus and a new deal will be signed on Wednesday.
Manchester United are reportedly set to miss out in their pursuit of signing Adrien Rabiot
United wanted to sign the French midfielder from Juventus last year but talks broke down
Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen his midfield ahead of the new season with Rabiot, Mason Mount and Moises Caicedo potential options
It’s said the Italian giants reached an agreement with his mother in discussions held near Saint Tropez.
Rabiot has reportedly decided to stay in Turin, which will be music to the ears of manager Max Allegri, who was keen to keep him at the club.
Strengthening midfield is a priority for Ten Hag this summer. United have tabled a take-it-or-leave-it £55million third offer for Chelsea’s Mason Mount and have turned attention to Brighton’s £80m-rated Moises Caicedo.
Rabiot could have provided an alternative, or additional option for the Red Devils, given midfielders Fred, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are all on the ‘for sale’ list this summer.
United want £20m for Van de Beek, whose time at Old Trafford has proved highly frustrating due to lack of game time and injuries.
Brazilian Fred is also valued at £20m and has attracted interest from Fulham, while United will consider offers of £40m for Scotland international McTominay.
Rabiot, who played for France in last year’s run to the World Cup final, has made no secret of his desire to play in the Premier League in the past.
‘I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career,’ he said back in December. ‘I still have that desire. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League.
‘It’s the league, it’s the level of play that’s going on, that’s what attracts me most. It corresponds to my qualities.’
Rabiot is represented by his mother Veronique, who is regarded as a tough negotiator
Manchester United are leaving their offer for Mason Mount on the table after stalled talks
United will instead try to sign Moises Caicedo who is valued at £80million by Brighton
It was reported earlier this month that Juventus had offered Rabiot a one-year contract extension to prevent him departing as a free agent.
The lack of a transfer fee for Rabiot would have been very attractive for United, whose summer budget has been cut to £120m because of Financial Fair Play considerations.
Their football director John Murtough flew to Turin for face-to-face talks with Veronique last year but returned empty-handed, with personal terms not agreed after Juventus accepted a £14m bid.
Rabiot scored eight goals and provided four assists in 32 Serie A games for Juventus last season.