Arsenal are in talks with Juventus to land Adrien Rabiot in the summer transfer market, according to reports in France.
He completed a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain to Turin last summer but the 25-year-old has failed to win over Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri and made just 11 league starts before the COVID-19 crisis halted Italian football.
The Frenchman’s relationship with Bianconeri deteriorated even further earlier this month as the star inexcusably delayed his return after the lockdown.
Club senior figures were left infuriated as Adrien failed to even notify them of his whereabouts while the likes of Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey were pictured in training.
Juventus are now aiming to find a buyer for Rabiot and Le 10 Sport suggest that PL rivals Arsenal and Everton have registered an interest in the France international.
The report states both clubs are in discussions over a summer deal and the Gunners have identified the France international as a dream midfield partner for compatriot Matteo Guendouzi.
Mikel Arteta is convinced Matteo is the future of Arsenal’s midfield and the Spaniard believes Adrien could be the final piece of the puzzle. It’s understood the Serie A giants are demanding a fee of €15-20m (£13.5-18m) for Adrien.
Rabiot was also heavily linked with the Gunners over the winter but the star insisted he was content at Juventus and enjoying his time under Sarri. ‘It’s true that 2019 was a very good year for me,’ Rabiot told Tuttomercatoweb.
‘I worked a lot, I joined Juventus and I think 2020 could be a positive year. I feel good physically, I follow the work that the coach tells us to do and I feel good here.’