Adrien Rabiot set to make AS Roma switch

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Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder and reported Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot is set to disappoint a host of clubs by joining Italian club AS Roma, according to the Sunday People.

The highly-rated French midfielder has been linked with a big money move to a lot of big clubs in the Premier League, including big spenders Manchester City and Chelsea. 

The French U-21 star will be out of contract next summer and has been handed a transfer ultimatum by PSG. If he doesn't sign a new contract by December then he will inevitably have to be sold in the January transfer window or the Parisians will risk losing him for free in the summer. 

Rabiot, who is also being monitored by AS Roma, is uncertain about his future at the French capital due to the lack of first team opportunities. 

When asked about the growing dilemma with the player, PSG manager Laurent Blanc said: "It is a contract situation in the club which will be discussed soon but PSG have decided on a stance. In the next few days we will discuss that with the player."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger who is believed to be a big admirer of the midfielder, failed to agree a deal with PSG this summer after the French champions' massive £24 million valuation of the 19-year-old. 

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Manchester United interest

According to Tuttosport, Manchester United have entered the race for the youngster. Manager Louis van Gaal wants to add more quality to United's midfield even after signing Dutch star Daley Blind and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera this summer.

AS Roma agree deal

But according to reports in France, Rabiot has agreed a pre-contract with AS Roma and could go for as low as £12million in the January transfer window.

The player's contract situation at the Parc des Princes has alerted Roma boss and Rabiot's compatriot Rudi Garcia and it is believed that the former Lille manager is resolute in his pursuit of the French youth international. 

Garcia has a very good reputation at nurturing young talent. The 50-year-old gave Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Rabiot's current PSG teammate Lucas Digne their starts for Lille in Ligue 1.

With Roma in UEFA Champions League and mounting serious challenge for the Scudetto, a move to the Eternal City has never been more tempting. 

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