Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is in Paris to commentate on tonight’s matchup between France and Holland, but reports suggest he will also attempt to use the trip to secure a deal for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
Rabiot, a 22-year-old French international, came up through the youth ranks in Paris before breaking into the club’s first team squad in 2012.
He has long been regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in France, with his technical ability, impressive engine and eye for goal having led the starlet to become a crucial part of Unai Emery’s squad over the past two seasons.
On the move?
While a Parc des Princes departure for Rabiot looks highly unlikely at present, the scenario has the potential to change if PSG can secure a deal with Monaco for star midfielder Fabinho (though even then it would remain a tough task for Arsenal).
The Parisians have long been linked with a move for the Brazilian, though a deal has been hard to come by as of yet.
Nevertheless, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will reportedly make contact with the capital outfit this evening, as he attempts to coax Rabiot to the Emirates before the close of the transfer market later today.
If proven correct, this will mark the second time in 3 years that Arsene Wenger has attempted to sign Rabiot on the final day of a transfer window, having done likewise in the summer of 2015.