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Adrien Rabiot wants to leave Juventus and join a Premier League club.
The 27-year-old has made it clear he intends to quit the Italian giants during this window and they have agreed to his request.
It is understood that the midfielder, who has one year left on his contract, would be available for between €15-20 million (£13-17 million).
Ideally Rabiot wants to join an English club that has qualified for the Champions League but negotiations are yet to take place.
The France international is determined to succeed in England and is excited by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.
Rabiot enjoyed a good relationship at Paris Saint-Germain when Thomas Tuchel was the head coach – Tuchel did not want him to leave the club – but as yet there has been no contact with Chelsea who are in the process of sorting out their approach to recruitment. Tuchel is set to be given more say.
There have been claims that PSG want Rabiot to return but he has absolutely no interest in going back.
Rabiot’s representatives informed Juventus at the start of February that he wanted to leave the club this summer and, after talks with his representatives, they have agreed to his request. As always the negotiations are being handled by Veronique Rabiot.
Juventus return for pre-season training on July 11 and ideally Rabiot would like his future sorted before then but is prepared to wait for the right offer.
Given Rabiot plays for Juventus and the World Cup in Qatar takes place in less than five months’ time – he is a member of Didier Deschamps’ France squad - then changing leagues as well as clubs might be regarded as a risk at this time.
However it is understood that Rabiot does not see it like that and is excited by the challenge and is confident he will quickly succeed in the Premier League which he has always admired and which appears to suit his style of play.
Given Rabiot’s pedigree his desire is, naturally, to join a club that is competing in the Champions League – Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea or Tottenham Hotspur – although it remains to be seen what happens if he receives an offer from Manchester United or Arsenal who are aiming to finish in the top four next season.
There have been reports in Italy that Newcastle United have contacted Juventus to enquire about Rabiot’s availability but that is understood to not be the case.