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Tottenham join Manchester United and Liverpool in chase for soon-to-be free agent

The Frenchman will be available for nothing in the summer

Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot could be Premier League bound this summer, with Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool all reportedly keen on the out-of-contract star.

The 27-year-old is set to leave Turin on a free transfer, the same manner in which he joined, and could be one of the more in demand free-agents this summer with plenty of experience at the highest level.

And his preferred destination is clear. “I have always said that I’d like to play in England in my career”, he explained earlier in the season. “I still have that desire. I’d like to evolve in the Premier League”.

As per 90 min, he is set to spark a three-way war for his services, with Erik ten Hag, Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte all thought to be keen on Rabiot bolstering their ranks in the off-season.

Of course, Manchester United have already been burned by Rabiot once before, agreeing a £12m deal for the midfielder last summer only for personal terms to fall through, leading them to sign Casemiro from Real Madrid instead.

One of the three sides will in all likelihood be at a disadvantage when it comes to signing the Frenchman, with Rabiot having made his desire to play in the Champions League next season crystal clear.

As it stands, Tottenham and Manchester United occupy those spots, but Liverpool’s emphatic 7-0 win over the Red Devils has brought them to within touching distance of Antonio Conte’s side and they can leapfrog them should they win their game in hand.

Jurgen Klopp’s reported no.1 option this summer is Jude Bellingham, but he is keen to add further reinforcements to what is a tired-looking and ageing set of options currently present at Anfield.

On a free transfer, Rabiot could prove a fantastic piece of business and allow the Reds to invest their money in other key areas, with central defence also a position of concern.


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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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