Everton are at the ‘top of the list’ for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot this summer, with it looking likely he will leave the Italian club.
That’s according to Tuttosport, who say the Blues are also at the top of the list of ‘likely destinations’ for the Frenchman.
Rabiot arrived at Juventus on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer in what was considered something of a market coup for the Italian giants.
However, his first year at the club has not been as successful as hoped, with him struggling to establish himself in Maurizio Sarri’s plans.
He has subsequently been linked with a move away, a rumour that has picked up pace during the enforced break caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.
Rabiot has found himself under criticism from some at Juve, who have questioned his attitude among other things.
Everton have long been credited with an interest in him and were regularly linked during the January transfer window, with it believed Carlo Ancelotti, who handed Rabiot his debut at PSG, is willing to pay a big price to secure his signature.
Despite the rumours, nothing happened in the winter window, but the reports have not abated, with Everton seen as a logical destination given their need for a central midfielder this summer.
Tuttosport cover that today and explain that a ‘summer farewell’ between Rabiot and Juventus could be a ‘shared choice’ given their current relationship with each other.
‘Reflections reasoning and surveys’ are already underway at the club over a possible transfer and Everton are expressly named.
According to the newspaper, they are ‘at the top of the list of popular and likely destinations’ indicating that the midfielder would be keen on the move to Goodison Park if it is available.
There is no mention of a fee, or if Everton are interested themselves, just that Rabiot is eyeing up the move.
It seems then that the incentive is now there for Everton to try and find an agreement with Juve for what would be a significant capture for them and Ancelotti.