Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all face missing out on highly-rates youngster Adrien Rabiot, after his club Paris Saint-Germain offered him a new contract.
Rabiot is a gifted midfielder and looked set for big things after breaking into the PSG first team fro the youth academy over the past two seasons, but the big-money recruitment of a series of high-profile stars has created a rift.
Trio are keeping tabs
According to the Daily Express, all three of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea took interest when it became clear that the 19-year-old would not be extending his current deal at Parc des Princes, which expires at the end of the season.
With the threat of him leaving for free next summer, PSG were prepared to let him join AS Roma before the summer transfer window closed, but no agreement could be made with the Serie A club.
New terms given
Now Louis van Gaal, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho may be forced to look elsewhere now the report claims the Qatari-owned club have tabled a new three-and-a-half year deal, with the agreement he can go out on loan to get regular first team football.
All three of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have an abundance of options in midfield, so a move to any of them is unlikely to relieve Rabiot’s current concern of not getting enough first team football.
Will anything change?
However, the report does say that the offer of a new deal is by no means the end of the chase for the Premier League trio. This is because Rabiot has turned down previous PSG offers and even the club’s owner, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has admitted the player wants to leave.