Manchester United have been tracking talented young midfielder Adrien Rabiot and a latest report suggests he looks certain to be on the move this summer, but that Arsenal are hot on his trail.
According to France Football, Paris Saint-Germain have tried to negotiate a new deal with the 19-year-old midfielder but have been unable to convince him his future lies at Parc des Princes, leaving the door open to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United. The report claims Rabiot is not happy about being behind the likes of Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta, Balse Matuidi and Yohann Cabaye in the pecking order.
It also goes on to say that Arsene Wenger has taken a particular liking to the PSG youth academy graduate and would be most interested in making a summer move for him. The Gunners manager is expected to make a number of purchases in the coming transfer window as he looks to upgrade his squad and replace a number of players leaving.
However, Manchester United were recently linked with a possible move for Rabiot, as new manager Louis van Gaal is given the remit to rebuild after a disastrous season under David Moyes. Ryan Giggs has retired, while the likes of Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Marouane Fellaini have been poor for some time, leaving the incoming Dutchman with a problem to address in midfield.
Arsenal will be able to offer Champions League football, as well as Wenger's track record of developing French youngsters into world class talents, not to mention the Gunners' improved spending power in the last year or so. Rabiot departing PSG for first team football reasons could mean he prefers Old Trafford, as the Gunners have an abundance of talented and in-form players in his position.
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