The thought of taking Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain is one many clubs have had over the years, with Tottenham springing to mind more than anyone else, back when the France international wasn’t a regular with the Ligue 1 leaders.
However, if Paris United in France are to be believed, two other Premier League sides are considering giving it a go, and those are the two Manchester sides.
The news comes right at the bottom of an article discussing Paris Saint-Germain’s conversations within the club about Paul Pogba, claiming both Manchester United and Manchester City are ‘on the lookout’ to attract Rabiot.
Currently contracted until 2019, the big question was whether or not Rabiot would renew with his childhood club, or decide to give foreign football a go.
It’s no secret that Manchester United are in need of a midfielder, especially if Marouane Fellaini doesn’t renew, and Manchester City’s reported pursuit of Fred suggests they too are looking to bolster that area of the pitch.
Despite this, Paris United believe there’s a very good chance the 23-year-old will remain in Paris, as they have previously reported, claiming talks of a new contract will take place once again at the end of the current campaign, with Rabiot keen to stay at the club if possible.
This all seems very unlikely, but, as we know, if José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola want someone, their clubs will try everything.
Most of the time.