Juventus to Block Adrien Rabiot Exit Amid Speculation Over Premier League Switch

​Juventus have no intention of selling Adrien Rabiot during the January transfer window, despite heavy media speculation that the Frenchman will leave the club this month.

The midfielder joined La Vecchia Signora in the summer after allowing his contract with Paris Saint-Germain to run down. However, he has struggled to secure regular game-time under Maurizio Sarri, making only five starts in Serie A, plus a further two in the Champions League group stages.

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​Arsenal are one of the sides thought to be pursuing a deal for Rabiot, with Mikel Arteta’s team keen to take him on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign. 

It has ​since been reported that ​Juve aren’t in the least bit interested in allowing him to join the Gunners on a temporary basis. Taking that further, ​Goal claim the Italians aren’t even entertaining the idea of him permanently moving away.

I Bianconeri do not need the money they could earn from his departure. On top of that, they have been pleased with his progress in Turin, and want to give him more time to rediscover his form after the 24-year-old spent his final months at PSG as an outcast.

Rabiot did not make a single appearance from early December onwards, having been frozen out by Les Parisiens’ coaching staff once they learned of his desire to leave at the end of the season.

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Juventus are understanding of the situation, meaning they will show patience, rather than cast him aside.

The ​Sun had suggested Rabiot could join ​Manchester United before the end of January, with the Red Devils looking to rid themselves of Paul Pogba by including him in a player-plus-cash deal.

That was a story that never seemed to have any legs to it, and it now appears to be dead in the water, as Juve simply are not interested in discussions to take Rabiot away from the Allianz Stadium.


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