Tottenham are back in the hunt for talented Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and are aiming to beat north London rivals Arsenal to the teenager's signature, reports talkSPORT.
Young Rabiot's contract was due to expire with the Parisians this summer and was linked with a loan move to White Hart Lane but the French U21 star signed a new four-and-a-half year deal with Laurent Blanc's side in October.
However, according to France Football, Rabiot has grown increasingly frustrated at the lack of first team football in the French capital, making only 11 appearances in Ligue 1, scoring three times. As a result, Tottenham have reignited their interest and reportedly have invited Rabiot and his family to visit the high-tech facilities at their training ground.
Rabiot will turn 20 next month and the tall central midfielder is adept with the ball at his feet as well as able to put his foot in on occassion. He would fit into Mauricio Pochettino's young team but his arrival might be dependent on the Lilywhites selling some of their unwanted players.
Given Rabiot has become disgruntled with a lack of football, one look at the current Tottenham team might be enough for him to look elsewhere for match time. Academy products Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb has secured places in the starting XI, pushing the likes of Mousa Dembele, Paulinho, Benjamin Stambouli and Etienne Capoue onto the sidelines.
The club wil look to offload at least two of those players, but with Tom Carroll, Alex Pritchard and Dele Alli returning from their loan spells and Josh Onumah, Harry Winks and Milos Veljkovic looking to push for a spot in the senior squad next season the midfield already looks overcrowded.
Undoubtedly room could be made for a player of Rabiot's potential but Pochettino will have to show more than nice facilities to convince Rabiot to swap Paris for N17.