CHELSEA are set to make a winter swoop for Adrien Rabiot in order to beef up their midfield, it’s been claimed.
The Manchester United in the summer after the two clubs agreed a fee for the midfielder.
The Red Devils, however, pulled out of a deal for the 27-year-old due to his sky-high wage demands.
But Rabiot’s reported contract demands have reportedly not put off new Chelsea boss Graham Potter.
Calciomercato claim the west Londoners are weighing up bringing the former Paris Saint-Germain man to Stamford Bridge in January.
And it’s claimed they could be rivalled for the France international’s signature by their Premier League rivals Newcastle.
Potter is said to be willing to offer winger Hakim Ziyech to Juve in order to land his man.
The Old Lady could very well accept the player-plus-cash deal as they’re reportedly already looking for a successor for Angel di Maria.
But Juventus are said to be working on a new contract for Rabiot, who recently said of his future: “There was a lot of talk.
“But Iâve always been focused both in training and in the game. The renewal? I donât know.
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“At the moment, there are other things to think about.
“Iâm focused on the pitch and doing well for the team, to get them out of the difficult and then weâll see what happens.
âHonestly, Iâm not even thinking about the World Cup. I think itâs the same thing for the others. We need to stay focused on the club.â
Chelsea will be back in action on Tuesday night, travelling to Austria for their fifth Champions League Group E match against RB Salzburg.
Rabiot and his Juve team-mates will also be in action on Tuesday, facing Benfica in their penultimate Group H match.
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