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Fabrizio Romano: Adrien Rabiot still on Manchester United’s shortlist

by Seth Dooley

Fabrizio Romano has stated that Manchester United could pursue Adrien Rabiot this summer.

United made a surprising move for Rabiot last summer, agreeing a fee in the region of €17 million with Juventus.

Negotiations broke down, however, after the player and his agent (his mother, Veronique) demanded too high a salary.

Casemiro was subsequently signed for €70 million.

Rabiot went on to regain his position in Juve’s team and performed so well in Serie A to warrant a starting midfield role in France’s World Cup campaign.

The 27-year-old’s contract in Turin expires in June. Juve have made his renewal a priority but are yet to make a breakthrough in talks.

Fabrizio Romano has detailed that, while a late January move is impossible, United may reignite their interest in the player should he not re-sign with the Old Lady.

Erik ten Hag is said to admire the player – which, as Romano highlights, is admiration that existed prior to Rabiot’s resurgence – and United’s current transfer strategy revolves around the new manager’s personal shortlist.

Romano said:

“Despite all the rumours, [Rabiot] is 100% staying at Juventus in January, then we’ll see in the summer. It is a concrete possibility for Rabiot to leave on a free and try a Premier League experience.

“Erik ten Hag is a big fan. In a really complicated moment when he was not playing for Juventus, Ten hag wanted him, he was seeing the potential. Then he had a great first half of the season with Juventus, a great World Cup with France.

“The point is about the player, how much is he gonna ask [for]?

“From what I am told it is something for the summer.”

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