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Midfield free agent hints at Liverpool move this summer despite Manchester United links

The two bitter rivals are at it again

Soon to be midfield free agent Adrien Rabiot has hinted that he may favour a move to Liverpool this summer when his contract with Juventus expires, despite having been heavily linked with an Old Trafford switch.

The Frenchman nearly joined Manchester United in the summer transfer window, with the two clubs having agreed a fee, only for personal terms to break down with the 27-year-old, leading the Red Devils to ultimately sign Casemiro.

Rabiot will be a free agent at the end of the season as it stands, however, with little suggestion that either he or Juve are keen to extend his time in Turin, and has made the Premier League his aim.

‘“I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career”, he told the media in December. “Will it happen at the end of my career in Juventus? I don’t know. But yeah I still have that desire [to play in the Premier League]. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League.”

And he has since gone on to reveal that his true love in England is none other than Liverpool, who just happen to be on the hunt for midfield reinforcements this summer.

Speaking about his idols, the Frenchman revealed that “I loved Liverpool a lot because I was a big fan of Steven Gerrard, who made me dream… and so therefore I followed the Reds.”

They have been linked heavily with the likes of Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount and Moises Caicedo, but all three would cost a hefty sum, with Bellingham’s price tag reportedly 150m euros and Arsenal having a £70m for Caicedo turned down in January.

Rabiot’s arrival on a free transfer could provide Jurgen Klopp with some much needed wiggle room to pursue these mega-money deals.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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