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Juventus join race to sign Adrien Rabiot in January

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Juventus have emerged as the new favourites to sign in-demand midfielder Adrien Rabiot in January, after joining a host of top European clubs in the race for the Paris Saint-Germain starlet's signature.

The Daily Star reports that the Serie 'A' giants have set their sights on the France U21 international, with Massimo Allegri eager to lure the player to Turin after making his desire abundantly clear to leave Parc des Princes.

Rabiot was heavily linked with a move away from Paris during the summer transfer window, with a number of Premier League suitors ready to lure the talented teenager to England.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is among the 19-year-old's growing list of admirers and was rumoured to be keen on taking the player to the Emirates Stadium, but his transfer intentions reportedly broke down in the final days of the window.

Brendan Rodgers is also believed to have monitored Rabiot's situation very closely as he too weighed up an attempt to bring him to Anfield, as part of the new-look squad the Northern Irishman has put together on Merseyside.

Arsenal and Liverpool are not the only fans of the defensive midfielder though, with Chelsea and Tottenham keeping tabs on developments in the French capital too.

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However, Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are way down in the pecking order with Juventus now leading the transfer chase, for a player that has less than 12 months remaining on his existing contract with the Ligue 1 giants.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc wanted to keep the £9.5 million-rated star, but after failing to convince Rabiot to sign a new deal will be forced to sell him in the New Year or else the club will lose him on a free transfer next summer.

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