£80K Or I’m Out: £7m Arsenal And Chelsea Target Demands Huge Wage – reports

Adrien Rabiot has supposedly demanded an increased wage to £80,000 a week.

If he is not given the huge sum, he will depart Paris Saint Germain, as reported by the Daily Star.

Having rejected the proposed contract from PSG, which would have been worth £50,000 a week, Rabiot is now set to leave the French giants in January.

The likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus, Manchester United and Roma are all thought to be circling around the talented young star, looking for a cut price deal.

PSG are not particularly keen to lose the young star on a free transfer next summer, and could sanction a move in the winter window.

However, they are demanding that any team interested in the player bid £7 million before a move is approved.

Reports in France suggest that the only way the Ligue 1 champions could retain Rabiot is by offering him a deal worth £4 million per annum, but this seems unlikely.

Boss Laurent Blanc now seems resigned to losing him.

Blanc said: “I believe he will leave, but I can’t tell you where.

“Rabiot has received a good [contract] offer from PSG but apparently it doesn’t interest him. It’s a shame.

“I think his entourage is taking advantage of his contractual situation.”

Denied: Boss Pours Scorn On Star’s Reported £50m Switch To Chelsea Or Man City

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has denied the rumours linking Ross Barkley with a switch to Chelsea or Manchester City in the near future, as reported by The Guardian.

Reports in recent days had suggested that both clubs were lining up moves for the midfielder next summer, and that they were on the cusp of making an enquiry for him.

In fact, City were supposed to be significantly advanced, having enquired to Everton how much it would cost to sign the young England international.

The Manchester club were said to view Barkley as the ideal replacement for Yaya Toure, who has been criticised for his recent form.

They were, however, somewhat put off by Everton’s valuation, with the Goodison Park club supposedly asking for a huge £50 million for the player.

Martinez has, however, denied that any conversations have taken place over Barkley’s transfer.

The Everton boss said: “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We’ve spoken enough in the past about potential interest and I always mention the same – we take it as a footballing compliment and we’ll move on.

“All we want from Ross now is to be able to get him fully fit and get him ready to enjoy his football and help the team. We are looking forward to that day.”

Barkley is progressing well after suffering a significant injury prior to the start of the season, but there is no set date for his return.

Huge Blow As 27-Year-Old Spurs Star Refuses To Sign New Deal

Tottenham Hotspur have been hit with a huge blow after Jan Vertonghen revealed that he will not be signing a new contract with the White Hart Lane club in the near future, as reported by The Guardian.

However, Vertonghen has still insisted that he is very happy at the club.

Vertonghen said: “I am not signing, no.

“We agreed not to.

“I would prefer not to say why. I still have four years left. I am happy at the club and I think they are happy with me. That’s where it ends.

“I am very happy, we have a good manager, we have a good team and a lot of good players.

“The squad is very big and you have to work hard to play every game and I hope I am playing again soon.”

 

Given that only two weeks ago Mustapha Nakhli, his agent, stated that the club and the Belgian international defender were close to agreeing a new contract, Spurs fans will look at the news with some fear.

The 27 year old defender’s representative had suggested at the time that the new deal was on the basis that Spurs would be qualifying for the Champions League at the end of this season.

Given their indifferent form since, this could have impacted on Vertonghen’s thought process regarding agreeing a new long term deal.

Spurs have signed Danny Rose, Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane to new deals since the end of last season.