Arsenal’s hopes of landing Adrien Rabiot, who plays for Paris Saint Germain, have been given a huge boost with the news that his current manager Laurent Blanc believes a sale in January is looking increasingly likely, as reported by the Daily Express.
Rabiot’s contract expires at the end of the season, and the player has been linked to a whole host of Premier League sides. Arsenal are one of them, and the midfielder would slot in perfectly to a side lacking quality in depth in that position.
There was a belief that Arsenal could miss out on the 19 year old, with AS Roma hoping to sign him at the end of the season on a free transfer.
Blanc has, however, said that it goes against PSG’s principles to allow a player to depart for nothing at the end of his deal, and they might instead look for a sale in January, putting Arsenal in an ideal position to secure his signature.
Blanc said: “If we sell Rabiot, it will be in January.
“But there will have to be an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain. Our code of conduct preludes a free transfer.”