Paris Saint-Germain are actively looking for buyers ahead of the January transfer window for wantaway starlet Adrien Rabiot, with Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all interested according to the Express.
Roma have also gone public with their interest in the 19-year-old as the race for his signature heats up ahead of the winter window.
Rabiot has turned down the offer of a new contract at the Parc des Prince and has been left out of their 25-man squad for the Champions League. He was expected to leave over the summer but no deal could be agreed, and now it looks as though things will reach a climax in the January window.
Chelsea and Arsenal have been keen on the talented youngster for some time, while Manchester United are believed to be monitoring developments. PSG are resigned to losing him and are actively looking to find a buyer for him in January - otherwise he will walk away for nothing in the summer.
His contract expires in 2015 which means he is free to negotiate terms with an overseas club from next year - but PSG will be banking on the fact he would prefer to move in the new year rather than hang around and not play until the summer.
Roma chief Walter Sabatini confirmed yesterday that he would be willing to pay a fee in order to land Rabiot in January rather than hang around until the summer - and that could spell trouble for his Premier League suitors.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has an embarrassment of attacking riches at his disposal as well as a group of up-and-coming youngsters so is unlikely to take a punt on Rabiot. Chelsea tend to snap up the best young players from around Europe and send them on loan, something they could plausibly do with Rabiot, while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will know him well and could make a move.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all have the funds to pay for Rabiot and January - but all three will have to deal with his notoriously difficult mother, who also acts as his agent.
Veronique Rabiot, insists he won't move for money, claiming: "We do not make decisions based on financial criteria. They are important, of course, but the priority is the sports project."
Despite that, the fact he will be available on the cheap means he could demand much higher wages, and reports this week say he wants in the region of £50,000-per-week.
Although Rabiot is undoubtedly talented he comes with a reputation for trouble, and Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal may decide that he's not worth the bother.
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