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Chelsea deal off for £15m Manchester United midfield target

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Chelsea have been forced to postpone a deal to bring Manchester United target Adrien Rabiot to England, according to reports.

Metro claims the Blues will shelve plans to sign the 18-year-old midfielder in the January transfer window, after the player suffered a knee injury on Tuesday night.

The injury occurred in-front of watching Chelsea scouts in France, and could keep the Les Bleus youth international out for a couple of months at least.

Jose Mourinho has been linked with the player for several months, with reports back in November claiming the Blues were preparing a £15million package deal to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.

However, that's now on the back-burner following this recent setback, and Chelsea will have to set their sights elsewhere if they wish to strengthen their squad this month.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the player, after David Moyes made a recent scouting trip to the Parc des Princes.

Sir Alex Ferguson's successor was casting his eye over a number of players in France, according to Metro, with Raibot one of the players to catch the eye of the Red Devils chief.

His injury means Manchester United are also unlikely to pursue a signature this month, and the champions may now turn their attentions elsewhere following last summer's disappointments in the transfer window.

The Red Devils missed out on a number of targets, before bringing Marouane Fellaini to the club in the closing stages of August.

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