Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has told Barcelona he wants to play for them next season, according to reports.
The 23-year-old came up through the youth ranks at PSG and has made more than 200 first-team appearances in all competitions since his debut in 2012.
However, he has been unwilling to sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes and seems intent on leaving on a free transfer next summer.
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Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, have been linked with the France international, but Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claim the player’s mother and agent has given Barca her word that he will sign for them once his deal expires in Paris.
The Catalans have been watching Rabiot for some time and tried to lure him to the Nou Camp as part of the Neymar deal in 2017.
That was unsuccessful but it seems they hold all the aces this time around.