Manchester United are in talks with Adrien Rabiot’s agent over a potential summer transfer. The Juventus midfielder has been tipped to leave Italy this summer. United, Arsenal and Everton have all been credited with interest in the 25-year-old.
Reports in France this week claimed the Gunners have sounded out Rabiot’s representatives over a possible summer switch.
However, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, United are hoping to beat their rivals to Rabiot.
They say the Red Devils have held talks with Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport add that there have also been talks with Everton.
There is no indication whether Rabiot favours a move to either Premier League side.
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United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been vocal on their transfer plans, insisting the Red Devils are ready to splash the cash.
“Football is going to get back to normality at one point, and it’s very important we’re ready when that happens,” Solskjaer said.
“Then, the market, who knows how the market is going to react to this? Who knows which clubs need to sell players?
“There might be just a situation there where you can exploit, and I know that we at Man United we are one of the biggest, and the biggest, financially well-off.
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“We want to be the best at everything, and of course now is a chance to spend more time, you discuss players, discuss plans.
“We’ve evaluated what we need, of course with the coaching staff we’ve looked at games, evaluated games, discussing on video calls like this.
“I’m sure we are capable, when we get back to normality, that we can do the business that we want to.”
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has also spoken out, revealing he’ll back Solskjaer in the transfer window.
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Woodward said: “We have always believed that our commercial model gives us greater resilience than most clubs and we are grateful for the enduring support of our commercial partners in helping us achieve that.
“However, nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer.
“As ever our priority is the success of team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality.
“On this basis, I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport.”
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