Tottenham Hotspur’s intended bid for Paris Saint Germain wonderkid Adrien Rabiot could be blocked by the French side’s manager Laurent Blanc, according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal were thought to be keen on signing Rabiot prior to the French youngster agreeing to a new contract with PSG ahead of the January transfer window.
As a result, he is not set to depart PSG on a permanent basis any time soon, but could have been loaned out during the winter window.
Spurs were one of the sides thought to be keen on capturing the talented young midfielder on a temporary basis, as they look to add more incisiveness to the middle of the park.
However, Blanc denied this possibility.
“I’m not ready to let him go,” said the PSG boss.
“I’ve already said that he was a lad I want to keep hold of.”
Mauricio Pochettino has led Spurs to a charge up the table in recent weeks, and good form sees them sat in fifth place, just behind Southampton.
As a result, they now have hopes of challenging for the Champions League places in the second half of the season.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has lined up a move for Paris Saint Germain wonderkid Adrien Rabiot in an attempt to improve his side ahead of the second half of the season.
Negotiations between the Anfield club and PSG have taken place over a possible loan deal that would be set to last the rest of the season.
Rabiot recently signed a new five year deal with the French giants, but he is still being tracked by the likes of Roma and Tottenham Hotspur, with Liverpool’s Premier League rivals looking to put together a permanent deal for the talented young midfield maestro.
However, it is Liverpool who are leading the charge, according to French outlet Le 10 Sport.
Rabiot was linked to a series of Premier League sides prior to agreeing a new deal with PSG.
He is still clearly keen to leave and get more first team football, having made only two starts this season for PSG.
Arsenal have suddenly received more competition in their quest to sign Paris Saint Germain’s wonderkid Adrien Rabiot, with Italian side Roma thought to be particularly keen on the young midfielder, as reported by the Daily Star.
Arsene Wenger’s side go into tomorrow’s clash with Chelsea having been boosted by a sensational performance against Turkish team Galatasaray in mid week.
The Champions League clash saw Danny Welbeck score his second, third and fourth goals for the Emirates Stadium club, with the former Manchester United man scoring the first senior hat trick of his entire career.
They have, however, received a blow in their hopes of signing Rabiot.
The young star’s contract with the French giants expires at the end of the season.
Rabiot is keen to move away from PSG, with the hope of playing more first team football and advancing his career.
Arsenal are known to be admirers, but Roma are now thought to be in pole position for a £12 million January move.