Everton, Barcelona given chance to sign Juve star Rabiot
Juventus have offered midfield star Adrien Rabiot to Everton and Barcelona, according to reports.
The French international has been an important part of their first team this season but looks set to be sold as they plan a rebuild.
Juventus’ nine-year spell as Serie A champions will soon come to an end as Inter Milan storm to the title.
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According to Italian outlet Calciomercato (via Daily Mail), Rabiot has been offered to both Everton and Barcelona.
Chiefs in Turin know they will be able to get a big transfer fee for the central midfielder. That money will help them massively in their summer pursuits.
It’s not yet known how either team has responded to the transfer proposal.
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti already has Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Andre Gomes at his disposal in Rabiot’s position.
They’ve all looked impressive during Everton’s fight for a top six finish. However, the Italian may look to bolster his squad by signing £30million-rated Rabiot.
Barcelona, meanwhile, have been heavily linked with Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum. His contract expires in June so he is free to talk with the Catalan giants over a summer switch.
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If those talks stall and Wijnaldum decides to move elsewhere, then Barca may look to sign Rabiot instead.
Another possibility for 26-year-old Rabiot is a swap deal involving Everton forward Moise Kean.
He left Juventus for Everton in 2019 but is now wanted back in Turin.
The Italy starlet has scored 12 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances this season while on loan at PSG, forcing the Toffees to give him a £43million price tag.
Juve are unlikely to pay that and instead may engineer a player-plus-cash deal involving Rabiot.
He isn’t the only player who could be on his way out of Juve. Cristiano Ronaldo is being linked with a Manchester United return as they look to offload his huge wages.
It would be a fairytale way for the Portuguese legend to end his career, although his huge wage demands may put off the Old Trafford side.
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey is also close to returning to England. He left Arsenal two years ago but has never reached his best form in Serie A.
This summer will be an important one for Juve as they look to get over their 2020/21 season headache.