AS Roma are reportedly in pole position to land Chelsea and Arsenal target, Adrien Rabiot, from French side, Paris Saint-Germain.
The 19-year-old midfielder is set to leave France in January, if formal offers are made, but will definitely be out of the door next Summer, as his contract expires in Paris, and he has no intentions in extending his stay at the club, according to Metro.
The teenager was strongly linked with a move away from the club in this transfer window, but after no formal offers were made for his services, Rabiot was forced to stay at PSG and spend time sitting on the bench and in the reserves.
Frustrated at lack of chances
Rabiot has grown frustrated with life in France as Laurent Blanc keeps strengthening the squad in the midfield area, meaning the youngster's game-time is even more limited.
The latest blow has come by PSG excluding him from their Champions League squad, meaning he will not be allowed to feature at all in this season's European competition, unless he can secure a move in January.
It's reported that PSG will want around £6million for the 19-year-old, but clubs may wait until the Summer for the opportunity to sign him on a free.
Rabiot has been offered a contract extension from the Ligue 1 champions, but he has rejected their approaches as he is desperate to leave the club.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal were in pole position to sign the Frenchman this Summer, with an offer reportedly tabled, but The Gunners never secured the deal and kept faith in their current holding-midfielders, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.
Premier League rivals
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly willing to make formal offers in January, at a cut-price deal, but according to reports around Europe, Roma have made an early move.
It has been reported that Roma have already held talks with Rabiot and the two parties have agreed a deal in principle, meaning the Italian side just need to make an acceptable offer to PSG.
It's also believed that Serie A champions, Juventus, may make a move for the teenager in January, and that is why Roma want to move fast in signing him.