Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their chase for Adrien Rabiot, after it was reported that the French midfielder has agreed a pre contract agreement with Italian side AS Roma, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Gunners have been chasing the young wonderkid for an extended period of time, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
There were hopes that the north London club could capture him for a cut price fee in January, but there was always a risk that the youngster could agree a deal with another club before then.
Roma boss Rudi Garcia is known to big fan of the midfielder, and reports are now suggesting that the club have agreed a deal that will confirm his arrival next summer.
It is thought that they might have agreed to pay him £4 million a year, which is the same amount he has been demanding from Paris Saint Germain.
Rabiot has also been targeted by Chelsea and Manchester United.