Last summer, there were repeat claims from Italy stating Everton have an interest in Adrien Rabiot and the Toffees are still presented as one of the suitors for the Juventus player.
Carlo Ancelotti managed the midfielder at Paris Saint-Germain and this has been driving reports of Everton’s interest in the 25-year-old.
From the Premier League, Manchester United and Manchester City have also been linked to Rabiot.
It’s now been stated the Citizens have the 25-year-old on their transfer agenda, but Pep Guardiola’s side will not be able to sign the Frenchman.
City wanting Rabiot has been revealed by Italian agent and intermediary, Vincenzo Morabito, in today’s edition of Tuttosport.
When asked why, Morabito explained: “Because [Juve chief Fabio] Paratici has already said ‘no, thanks’ to his friend [Txiki] Begiristain, the sporting director of Manchester City.”
Juventus took Rabiot on a free transfer in 2019.
After being in and out of the team in his first months in Italy, the ex-PSG man has featured regularly for the Turin club. He has 47 Serie A appearances to his name since the start of the last season.