Adrien Rabiot chooses AS Roma

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According to reports, AS Roma have won the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain starlet, Adrien Rabiot, after the teenager agreed a deal in principle with the Italian side.

The 19-year-old is expected to leave PSG in January after failing to agree terms regarding a new contract, and with the club keen to avoid losing him on a free next Summer, they will look to sell him in January so that they can raise funds from his sale.

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Laurent Blanc, who has held numerous talks with Rabiot, is resigned to losing the teenage sensation and will look to move him on in January for a fee believed to be around £5.6million.

However, according to reports, Rabiot has already agreed a contract in principle with Italian side, Roma, and could join them on a free next Summer, meaning PSG won't make any money from the deal.

Premier League Snub

Rabiot has been tracked and monitored by three Premier League clubs, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, all interested in signing the midfielder, but it looks like they are all set to miss out on the Frenchman as Roma awaits.

Chelsea and Arsenal have been interested in Rabiot since the Summer, whilst United have sparked interest in the last few weeks, but it appears all three have lost the race after the player held talks with Roma boss, Rudi Garcia.

Contract Demands Refused

After failing to agree terms on a deal with the French side, Rabiot came back to the club with demands he wants in order to make him renew his contract.

The Frenchman wanted a substantial pay-rise and also wanted to be guaranteed regular first-team football, but after holding talks with Blanc, both demands were rejected.

Roma Talks

Garcia has been interested in the French midfielder for some-time now, and admitted that the club were monitoring his contract saga in Paris, but now, according to reports, talks between Garcia and Rabiot's representatives have been held, and a deal has been agreed in principle.

It's believed Roma have offered the midfielder a contract worth £4million-a-year, breaking down to roughly £83k-a-week.

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