Chelsea ‘could rival Man United for £20m-valued Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot as Blues boss Thomas Tuchel as already contacted the Frenchman over a potential move’
- Midfielder Adrien Rabiot contract at Juventus expires at the end of next season
- The 27-year-old has reportedly asked to leave the Serie A side this summer
- Manchester United were said to be interested as Erik ten Hag begins his rebuild
- Chelsea have joined the race with Thomas Tuchel previously working with Rabiot
Chelsea could rival Manchester United for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to reports in Italy.
The 27-year-old has entered the final 12 months of his contract in Turin and he has reportedly asked to leave the club.
The Frenchman made 45 appearances for the Serie A side this season but struggled for form and was widely criticised by fans.
Chelsea could reportedly rival Manchester United for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot
Manchester United were reported to be interested as Erik ten Hag looks to bolster his midfield as part of his Old Trafford rebuild.
The Red Devils ideally need to bring in a midfielder or two to replace the departing Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba, who is set to return to Juventus on a four-year deal.
But Chelsea have now joined the race for his signature, according to Tuttosport.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is said to have already called the Frenchman to discuss his situation in Turin.
United were interested in the Frenchman as a replacement for their outgoing midfielders
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has already called the 27-year-old to discuss his situation in Turin
The German manager is reportedly keen to welcome Rabiot to Stamford Bridge in his Chelsea setup after working with him during their time together at PSG.
Despite Rabiot having just one year remaining on his deal, Juventus are believed to be unwilling to budge from their valuation of €20million (£17m) plus bonuses.
Rabiot is said to want a move to a club with Champions League football which could give the west London side a boost in the race with their rivals in the the North.
He was also reported to be a potential pawns of exchange with Atletico Madrid to see Alvaro Morata return to Turin on a permanent basis.