Adrien Rabiot is close to leaving Paris Saint-Germain with Chelsea being the likely destination, according to the Metro.
The young Frenchman rejected a contract extension offered by the Ligue 1 giants last week, which further fuelled the prospect of his departure.
One of the best young talents has been an integral part of PSG manager Laurent Blanc’s plans, but turning down a new contract has alerted the Blues who themselves have been monitoring Rabiot’s situation at Parc des Princes very closely.
French newspaper L’Equipe reported that PSG offered a £30,000-per-week deal, which is a substantial increase from his current wage of £5,000-per-week, but the player’s representatives are said to be holding out for as much as £60,000-per-week.
Blanc is tight-lipped regarding the player’s position at the club, but is said to be not interested in negotiating his wage demands.
Chelsea are readying a bid of £8m in the summer, according to Metro, and are also willing to match the wages.
The Premier League giants have earlier sent scouts to see the 18-year-old and could have submitted a bid in the January transfer window, but a knee injury to the player ruled out any possible move.
With John Obi Mikel and possibly Frank Lampard on the verge of departing from Stamford Bridge in the summer, Rabiot might be tempted as Mourinho could offer him regular first-team opportunities.
The long list of star-studded squad at PSG is limiting the player from getting first-team football with only eight starts this season and Yohan Cabaye joining the roster has made the matter much more complicated.
A talented,technically sound,gifted central midfielder is considered by many to be a star for the future who would develop massively if guided properly.
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