Earlier today, we relayed news from the Catalan media that Barcelona will be happy to sign Adrien Rabiot, if the midfielder ‘shows signs of wanting’ to join them over other clubs.

The 23-year-old has less than six months left on his current deal at Paris Saint-Germain and the La Liga winners want him to wait until the end of the season and at the same time, reject approaches from potential suitors.

He is attracting interest from England, with Chelsea believed to be one of the sides interested in him, if reports are to be believed.

Friday’s edition Catalan of newspaper Sport claims ‘Chelsea love him’ as the west London club have now joined the race to sign the Frenchman.

The Blues have already lost Cesc Fabregas to AS Monaco and their manager Maurizio Sarri has publicly expressed his desire to bring in a replacement for the Spaniard this month.

On January 12th, L’Equipe reported that Rabiot’s profile suits the type of the player the former Napoli manager wants to sign in January. 

Having completed the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea could now shift their focus to signing a midfielder in the final days of the winter transfer window and Rabiot will be one of the options for them.