Arsenal and Chelsea could pay just £9.5m for target Adrien Rabiot

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Arsenal and Chelsea have the chance to land exciting youngster Adrien Rabiot for a reduced fee of £9.5million after he voiced his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

According to the Express, both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have been tracking the 19-year-old for much of the summer and now could be about to make a decisive move after the Ligue 1 champions resigned themselves to losing him.

Massive reduction

The report also claims the Gunners and Blues were originally facing an asking price of £24million, but now Rabiot looks certain to be playing his football elsewhere after rejecting the latest offer of renewal and his current deal expiring next summer.

Related Articles

Laurent Blanc believes Adrien Rabiot will leave PSG
Gunners face new competition for Adrien Rabiot
Arsenal bid accepted for Adrien Rabiot

He is a tall defensive midfielder with a talented left foot and is the archetypal modern screening player in front of the defence. He is tall enough to develop into a physically imposing presence for opponents and his passing range is extremely impressive.

Emirates Stadium need

Arsenal are reportedly on the lookout for a deep-lying midfielder as Wenger attempts to upgrade that area of the pitch. William Carvalho and Sami Khedira have been mentioned as possible solutions, but Rabiot would represent a much cheaper option.

The Gunners’ needs in that area may be more pressing than Wenger originally expected, as captain and first choice in that position, Mikel Arteta, has been struck with an ankle injury and it is unclear as to whether the problem will be a long-term one.

Blues interest

Meanwhile, Chelsea are well stocked with Namanja Matic and John Obi Mikel two solid options in front of the back four for Jose Mourinho.

However, Mikel’s future at Stamford Bridge has been called into doubt this summer and Chelsea’s new transfer strategy of investing in talented youngsters would mean Rabiot fits the bill perfectly as a transfer target.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Paris Saint-Germain
Ligue 1
Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again