Adrien Rabiot had a harsh response to Tottenham Hotspur's reported interest

Adrien Rabiot has responded to Tottenham's interest.

Adrien Rabiot is naturally going to be in high demand this January as his contract expires at the end of the season.

The Frenchman was being nurtured by Paris Saint-Germain to be the stalwart of their midfield, only for him to decide that he'd rather be elsewhere.

Barcelona have been heavily linked with Rabiot - so much so that they were forced to release a statement on Sunday denying that they'd already reached an agreement.

But they're far from the only team interested.

Rabiot's people are reported by L'Equipe to have held 'various meetings' with Juventus, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur, with all three hoping to jump ahead of Barcelona.

The 23-year-old has his pick of elite clubs, it seems, and you'd think that his chances of finding a happier place for himself are high.

However, it seems like that place really isn't going to be Tottenham.

ESPN quote their source as saying that Rabiot won't be moving to Spurs as he sees them as 'below his level'.

Not exactly what you want to hear when you put in the effort to sign someone.

Adrien Rabiot is set to leave PSG very soon.

ESPN don't mention any interest from Liverpool but they too claim that Juventus are ready to rival Barcelona for Rabiot's signature.

And so it seems that Spurs may have to set their targets somewhere else - although they're finding this is a recurring theme.

Mauricio Pochettino and co. were linked with a move for Frenkie de Jong over the summer, hoping to make him the latest to leave Ajax for Spurs.

Frenkie de Jong is another who appears to have gotten away from Spurs.

But De Jong's form since then has seen his value and reputation skyrocket, with both PSG and Barca now thought to be in pole position once again.

It looks like Spurs may have to change midfield targets once again then - and they should probably move quite quickly next time.

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