Surprise January bid prepared for Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot

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Barcelona are said to be preparing a January move for Adrien Rabiot before Arsenal or Tottenham snap him up, according to the Express.

The French midfielder whose contract expires at the end of the season is currently in a contract negotiations stalemate with Paris Saint Germain.

He wants to earn the same as fellow midfielder Marco Verratti who earns around £133,000 a week. While also getting guarantee of more game time.

The 23-year-old who failed to make France’s world cup squad during the summer has been linked to Arsenal in the past and has been tipped to make a move to the Emirates as his former boss at PSG Unai Emery is now in charge at Arsenal.

Former Gunners striker Paul Mariner when asked about Arsenal and Tottenham interest in the player suggested that he would be a good addition for both teams.

I love this guy, love him,”

“I wish that said ‘The Arsenal’ because I think he’d fit in an absolute treat.”

“Do Tottenham need him? Absolutely they need him,”

“Should they have tried to get him earlier? Yes, they should.

“I cannot see PSG letting him go, where they are focusing on the Champions League.

“That’s how Tuchel is going to be judged. If he lets him go, it lessens his chances.

“They had a tough opening game against Liverpool. So from the PSG viewpoint, this is a definite miss.

“For Rabiot, maybe he wants pastures new. But I say miss.

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