Liverpool are one of the clubs ‘in contact’ with PSG over the potential transfer of Adrien Rabiot this summer, with the midfielder currently unwilling to extend his stay in the French capital, according to a report from The Metro yesterday.
Rabiot, who is valued at £45m by Transfermarkt has his contract at the Parc des Princes set to expire come the end of the season and Liverpool are interested in securing his services for nothing, with Barcelona their main rival in vying for his signature.
Despite PSG’s best efforts, Rabiot is eager for a new challenge and has no intention to stay with the Ligue 1 leaders after the summer; although a move to the Camp Nou remains his desired destination, PSG are desperate for him not to move to Barcelona thanks to a poor relationship between the two clubs after Neymar’s transfer last year.
This would seemingly open the door for the 23-year-old to move to Anfield, with PSG thought to be more keen on selling Rabiot to either the Reds or Manchester City if negotiations for him to resign remain fruitless.
However, one potential stumbling block could end up being Rabiot’s wage demands — one of the predominant reasons he is unwilling to extend with PSG is due to them being reluctant for him to earn similar amounts to ‘the superstars’ at the club; with Rabiot reportedly wanting close to £200,000 per week, Klopp would likely be reluctant to sanction this.
Yet with a move to Barca apparently off the agenda and Liverpool requiring midfield reinforcements, he couldn’t really go wrong with Rabiot on a free transfer.